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Redundant Self Hosted servers

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Robert Whitacre, User (Posts: 1)

Jul 29, 2019 9:27:29 pm EDT

I would like the ability to setup redundant self hosted server.   for purpose of load balancing and fail-over.  and also multi location.  like a self hosted server at each site(in a multi-site network) for fail-over reasons.

Conrad Sallian, Support (Posts: 2371)

Jul 30, 2019 4:45:08 am EDT

Hi Robert,

Thank you for your suggestion.

It should be noted that implementing redundancy in the program itself is far more complex than simply using a DNS naming for that purpose. Just use a DNS name for your server (instead of an IP address) and keep another server ready. If your first server fails just update your DNS record and point it at the other server's IP address. Nowadays DNS propagation literally takes minutes if not seconds and your remote traffic will be rerouted through the second server in no time. This sounds like a cheap solution but it works.  

Let me know if you have other questions.

Robert Whitacre, User (Posts: 1)

Jul 31, 2019 8:42:22 pm EDT

so the major complication with that.  is  synchronization of users/passwords and permissions.

Conrad Sallian, Support (Posts: 2371)

Aug 01, 2019 8:26:54 am EDT

Hello Robert,

You can copy the entire server configuration and settings by following tutorials on this page https://www.remoteutilities.com/support/kb/how-do-i-migrate-ru-server-self-hosted-server-to-another-pc/

Hope that helps.

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