Transparent failover and restore?

Kevin A. Burton burton at
Sun Dec 19 16:15:07 PST 2004

Greg Whalin wrote:

> I also feel this discussion is purely academic as the only time our 
> memcache servers go down is when we shut them down.  The server is 
> extremely reliable in our experience.  Adding in more server side 
> complexity could also potentially hurt this reliability as well.

No way. Using cheap commodity hardware is one reason people are using 
memcached.  Just buy cheap 32 bit processors with 4 cheap 256M DIMMs 
(2G) and stick it in your cluster.  The cheaper the better.  Just have 
fault tolerant software.

Cheap commodity hardware DOES fail .  Almost by definition. 

AKA not academic ;)



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