LCA day 3 – High Availability

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Thursday was more of a “practical” day, with plenty of hands-on hacking. This is nothing new, but nowadays you’re more likely to talk about running a bittorrent client on your bluetooth headset than linux on your toaster. There’s some genuinely awesome, really cool hacks out there (Android and Arduino is where a lot of it’s […]

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When HA won’t play the way you want it to

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In an ideal world every service would support High Availability and Load Balancing, would scale up easily and cleanly and all of us systems administrators would be paid bucketloads to play golf all day while the computers did all the hard work. To quote Dylan Moran of Black Books fame, “Don’t make me laugh…bitterly”. I’ll […]

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