Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Scaling, Redundancy, Multiple Machines...

Posted by David Walker on
When I say point to I mean configuring AOLServer on that box to connect to to Box 1's Postgres database rather than the one on localhost. In this configuration only the database on Box 1 will get updated. That is why the backup to Box 2 is needed.

It can serve pages if you want it to if they are using the same database. Also you can make sure you connect to it to send out your mailings. The mailing work will be done by Box 2 but it will still use the database from Box 1.

And yes, more frequent backups means you'd lose less data in case of catastrophe.