Re: Hardware trouble ries.debian.org - ftpmaster.debian.org / release.d.o services disabled
>> Now, should the technician not be able to resurrect ries, our backup
>> plan extends to have the disks shipped over and replace the ones
>> currently in rietz.
> I'm wondering if Debian has the resources (DSA, local admins and
> hardware) to have a hot-swappable backup machine for ftpmaster, since
> it does go down occasionally and when it does the downtime is fairly
> disruptive to Debian.
Well, this would mean:
a) double ftpmaster. Just as a rough number, the new machine that is
currently "in progress" has an estimated cost of 20000 Dollar (if you
take prices from HP Website. This is not what it will cost in the
end, but it shows what category of stuff we have to get)
b) Have the double space at our hoster.
c) Run it with heartbeat, drbd and all that.
Point c) is actually easy enough, even though im not DSA and can't decide
for them to do it. But technically it would be a working setup, provided
b) works out, as you really want a *FAST* connection between the
two. Which means local.
The only trouble this setup has is that you have a pretty huge expensive
machine always on and running, but not actually doing stuff for
99.999999999999% of the time. And usually the support pack we ordered
provides a service that means getting machine back faster than this, so
the question in the end is: Do we want the added complexity (and costs),
or can we just stand a day or three of downtime? Its annoying, but world
doesnt really die.
(And note, the support has done great jobs replacing harddisks multiple
times in the past already, for example)
I read the DUMP and agree to it.