MScanner Disaster Recovery

Quentin Campbell Q.G.Campbell at NEWCASTLE.AC.UK
Tue Feb 1 18:06:31 GMT 2005

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: MailScanner mailing list 
>[mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Stephen Swaney
>Sent: 01 February 2005 17:22
>Subject: Re: MScanner Disaster Recovery
>From: MailScanner mailing list 
>Of Bill Smith
>Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 10:23 AM
>Subject: MScanner Disaster Recovery
>Hi Folks,
>Does anyone know the best way for disaster recovery MScanner?
>Any advice would be appreciated.
>Easiest way is to setup 2 or more gateways with equal MX 
>records where the
>total number of gateways - 1 will easily handle all of the load.
>Secondary Gateway(s) are synchronized manually using a 
>combination of ssh /
>rsync /keychains after configuration changes are made to a 
>primary gateway. 
>With this configuration it's lose a gateway at 1:00 AM - fix 
>it the next
>morning because email will still be delivered. 
>Steve Swaney
>Fortress Systems Ltd.
>steve.swaney at 

In addition to the added resiliance that having two or more MailScanner gateways gives you, it also makes upgrades of OS and applications (MS, SA, etc) more straightforward. You can afford to have a mail gateway out of service for upgardes without impacting the overall service.

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