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« Last Edit: March 01, 2004, 03:10:47 am by SteveA »
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I'd like to know why we don't have dual servers up to keep things operating when one is being worked on?
Actually, some more redundancy is being discussed. However, one major obstacle to what you describe is synchronizing the databases on the two machines. The member database and message board database are updated quite frequently, so switching between servers would cause the databases to get out of sync. In addition, switching between servers is not always a smooth process (unless you can just pull the plug out of one and stick it into a spare that's up and running), so for brief downtime, switching servers (e.g. by editing the DNS record) is probably not worth the hassle.