in my experience nfs has been less that reliable.

What I was trying to do was have two independent systems that the database
is in sync with. The nfs solves the problem but what happens if the nfs
server goes down ??? and on a side note. in my experience nfs on Linux under
a high load environment is not reliable. and I was using redhat 7.2. but
this was my experience.

nfs on sun in rock solid.

I was trying to stay away from using nfs if possible. but I might have to go
to that.

and as always thanks for responding to my question sir.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Super-User" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] vpopmail clustering examples

> Well, I don't have any "examples", but here is what we are doing (using
> mysql for authentication):
> Ingredients:
> 2 qmail/vpopmail/mysql servers(load balanced)
> 2 mysql servers
> 1 nfs server
> Preheat the oven to 350...
> mysql:
> One mysql server is the primary, and one the secondary (the secondary is
> not
> necessary, but I wanted a 'warm' standby).  In addition, the 2 vpopmail
> servers are running a local mysql daemon.  The secondary server, and the
> 2
> vpopmail servers are replication slaves of the primary.  (For
> replication
> information, see the documentation on the mysql site, its fairly
> straightforward)
> nfs:
> The ~vpopmail/domains directory is nfs mounted from the nfs server.  The
> /var/qmail/control directory and the /var/qmail/users directory are also
> nfs
> mounted.  (I had some trouble getting nfs to work.  In the mount
> options, I
> had to set anon=89 to get it to work properly)
> Vpopmail:
> Edit the vmysql.h header file so that the MYSQL_UPDATE_SERVER is the
> primary
> mysql server, and the MYSQL_READ_SERVER is localhost.  I'm sure that you
> could set your read server to a remote host, but I think localhost would
> be
> faster, and it reduces network traffic.
> So basically, each qmail/vpopmail server is running its own queue.
> Mysql
> updates are sent to the primary server, and replicated through to the
> secondary, and the local mysql daemons.  The Maildirs and the control
> files
> are on nfs to ensure that both boxes are as similar as possible.
> In the vipmap, for each domain we have the public IP, and the 2 private
> IPs
> set up.  I'm not certain whether having the public IP in the map is
> necessary, but I don't think it hurts anything, so why not.
> If you are using cdb for authentication, my first suggestion would be to
> try mounting it over nfs so that all clients are working with the same
> info.  This could cause some problems since multiple client's updates
> might stomp on each other.  I'm not a cdb guru so maybe someone else has
> some input?
> By the way, in the near future, we're considering replacing our current
> Solaris nfs box with 2 Redhat boxes, using heartbeat for failover, with
> fibre channel for storage.  Is anyone doing something similar with
> vpopmail or heartbeat?  If so, any input?
> Thanks,
> Duane Wylie
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Runnels [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 8:40 PM
> > Subject: [vchkpw] vpopmail clustering examples
> >
> > is there anyone out there in vpopmail land that knows where there is any
> > information on clustering or loadbalancing vpopmail. what I mean by this
> > having multiple copies of vpopmail running on more than one server.
> >
> > the reason why I am asking the group in I am running into problems where
> > systems are not in sync
> >
> > Help !!!
> >
> > I see the option in the compile but I have found no instructions on how
> > implement this.
> >
> > anyway thanks in advance of  all of the responses.
> >
> > (Including the flames)

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