[MediaWiki-l] synchronizing two MW servers

Bill Traynor btraynor at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 17:51:02 UTC 2014


On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Daniel Renfro <drenfro at vistaprint.com> wrote:
> Cheers Bill,
>
> If both webservers are using a single database, then their data should be synchronized. What other things are you looking to synchronize?

What about the files?  Specifically the images directory.

>
> You might want to look into setting up a distributed caching system (hint: use memcached [1].) This will share the cache amongst the webservers. You might also want to put the codebase on an NFS drive and mount it on each of the webservers. If you are looking into building a scalable MediaWiki installation, I would strongly advise taking a look into Puppet [2].
>

Thanks, this is great info.  Unfortunately, I don't have full control
over the environment, but I will make these suggestions.

> \\daniel renfro
>
> [1.] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Memcached
> [2.] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppet_(software)
>
>
>
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> I have 2 application servers behind a load-balancer that both point to a 3rd server where the database lives.  I'm curious if there are any best practices around keeping the two MediaWiki servers synchronized?
>
> I found Extension:WikiSync
> (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiSync) but it doesn't look like it's still developed.
>
> I assume Wikimedia does this now, anyone know how?
>
> Thanks
> Bill
>
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