Re: high performance, highly available web clusters
--Friday, May 21, 2004 01:23:52 +1000 Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> My idea was to have a
> cron job watch the FTP logs to launch rsync. That way rsync would only try
> to copy the files that were most recently updated. There would be a daily
> rsync cron job to cover for any problems in launching rsync from ftpd.
Maybe check the pureFTPd option to launch a programm after every ftp upload.
I could imagine some sort of counter instead of fixed times to launch rsync.
> With local disks you get much more bandwidth (even a Gig-E link can't compare
> with a local disk), better reliability, and you can use the kernel-httpd if
> you need even better performance for static content. Finally such a design
> allows you to have a virtually unlimited number of web servers.
Since pure static content is becoming quite rare these days: Do you have any
figures on how many virtual webservers one could run with a single apache
master process? I've stumbled across some more or less tight limits when it
comes to individual logfiles but the exact limits were not quite clear...