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LinuxFocus.com: High Availability systems under Linux

Dec 30, 2000, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Atif Ghaffar)

"Even though I trust Linux blindly, I don't trust the companies that make the machines, power supply, network cards, motherboards etc, and I am always afraid that if one of these fail, my system will be unusable. Hence the service will be unavailable, further more I will be taking down all the company services even though they are not directly related to me."

"...The same of course can happen on a Windows Server, but there won't be a lot of hoo haa about it because the dummies are used to it, but I warn you: If this will happen on a Linux box, there will be a lot of "you just can not trust Linux", etc, etc from the management."

"In one of the companies I worked for, the NFS server was feeding data to a corporate web server, Intranet server, database server, and many other services that will bring the company to a halt. Of course using NFS was a bad choise, but let's just go with it for the sake of an example. This server was made HA using Sun's cluster solution that would cost you both your arms and legs Another service which was most important was the intranet used by +1500 people."

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