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Re: Hardware trouble ries.debian.org - ftpmaster.debian.org / release.d.o services disabled

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 09:35:59AM +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote:

> > 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:
> 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.

What is it that ftp-master does that can only run on one computer at a time? If
most of the services it provides could be distributed, you could spread the load to
multiple machines, and get redundancy at the same time.

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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