Memcached failover?

Jeetendra Mirchandani jeetum at
Wed Oct 18 19:13:45 UTC 2006

In short, Memcached does not store a replica of any data!

Although, there have been discussions about this.

See these posts:


On 10/18/06, Prateek Mathur <mathurprateek at> wrote:
> Does memcached support failover for the several memcached instances that are
> run.
> Memcached is a global cache where entries of the cached are *uniquely*
> distributed over a number of memcached instances(servers).
> So if there is a strong requirement of having a failover system,would
> memcached fit in this system? In other words, if a particular memcached
> server goes down,can those server's keys and values be available on some
> other running instance?
> Fail over systems generally make redundant entries on different instances of
> servers.So how can memcached fit in such a model if needed?
> Thanks
> Prateek.


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