Create a "hot backup" server machine?

Anti fearow at
Sun Mar 30 14:38:03 PST 2003

On Sun, 30 Mar 2003 17:18:54 -0500
Ralph Dratman <ralph at> wrote:

> I'm trying to create an offsite "hot backup" of a FreeBSD server. If 
> the primary server fails, I want to transport the spare machine to 
> the existing site and bring it up as a replacement, with little or no 
> reconfiguration necessary.
> Nightly mirroring would be adequate in this situation. The system is 
> not running live transaction processing or anything comparable.
> Is there a straightforward, automated way to mirror a whole FreeBSD 
> system, using open source software?


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