building a distribution server
freebsd at meijome.net
Mon Apr 7 13:55:43 UTC 2008
On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 14:08:21 -0400
"Brian A. Seklecki (Mobile)" <bseklecki at collaborativefusion.com> wrote:
> It also sounds like you need a load balancer to do zero-downtime
> upgrades. Just take a server out of production, upgrade it, validate it
> with the new OS, and put it back into rotation.
and if u dont want to spend $$ on a LB and u understand your server / traffic load, just move the public IP of the server being upgraded to another server. Of course, this assumes u have at least one spare public IP to assign to the server being upgraded....
btw, building packages, sharing and installing with portupgrade -PP works GREAT in 99.999% of the cases. If you cant be bothered with NFS, just rsync the /usr/ports/packages/All dir :)
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