Synchronized web sites on different FreeBSD servers?

Jungle Boogie jungleboogie0 at
Mon Apr 28 18:15:18 UTC 2014

Hi edflecko,
From: Arthur Chance <freebsd at>
Sent:  Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:01:51 +0100
To: edflecko . <edflecko at>, freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Synchronized web sites on different FreeBSD servers?
> On 28/04/2014 15:48, edflecko . wrote:
>> Forgive me if this is more of an "Apache" question and not a FreeBSD
>> question.
>> I'd like to use two Soekris appliances to host a single web site for a
>> small business using Apache in a jail. Each Soekris would be configured
>> identically and the web site they host would be as well.
>> I'd like to know what features FreeBSD has (or Apache, if you'd like to
>> comment) to maintain synchronization between the two "servers" so if one of
>> the Soekris fails...the other will continue to host the web site without
>> service interruption.
>> Finally, once the failed Soekris is brought back online, how would you
>> "re-sync" the two?
> You might find this section on highly available storage from the Handbook
> useful. HAST + CARP is a combination aimed at your sort of requirements.

> There's also a wiki page
> You'll need other people to help you with this though, I've never used it
> myself, I only know it exists because I might have a future requirement for it.

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