Multiple nodes vs multiple servers

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Thu May 10 17:19:24 UTC 2007

Dustin Sallings wrote:
>> If I needed to grow it out would I then be able to use, 4 2 GB  
>> instances for example?
> You seem to be asking the list about your own requirements.  I'm pretty 
> sure all of the memcached client interfaces will spread your requests 
> across many servers.
> As long as you consider the capabilities of your client interface, how 
> you configure your client, and limitations of your hosts and networks 
> you can do whatever you want.

How graceful is the system about making these changes while in 
production?  If you add servers do you have to stop the clients to 
reconfigure to use them, and is there any problem other than less than 
optimal caching while some clients run with the old setup?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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