On 1/24/07, Brion Vibber <brion(a)pobox.com> wrote:
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Russ Lavoie wrote:
Let me explain a little more, rsync has to tally
up all the files in the
directories you will be sharing between the two servers which puts an
unnecessary load on the system (plus it isn't always up-to-date on both
servers). I would like the updates to be real time.
Are you really going to be *constantly editing the source code*?
In our experience this is relatively rare; even with our very active
code development and hundreds of sites which occasionally need
configuration changes we may go days between code pushes.
Just to clarify in case it's unclear to Russ:
The mediawiki CONTENT (article pages, etc) is not hosted on the
webservers. It's in the database server(s). Except for the images,
and handling that via a NFS server works fine (or, worked fine for me,
with my testing, I don't run it in production).
The webservers only need to be synchronized if you change something in
the MediaWiki configuration. Rsync or the equivalent will work fine
(or CacheFS, or...).
-george william herbert