memcached replication

Brenton Alker brenton at
Wed Sep 5 23:16:35 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Is it really worth this effort compared to just distributing the cache 
> across the 2 (or more) servers and making sure your backend data source 
> can handle the load when one of the cache servers is down?

In my applications, no. I agree, having redundant hot spares of 
memcached isn't necessary. But I could understand in cases where the 
cached data is more intensive to generate, so  very few misses can be 
tolerated, replication could be helpful.

Brenton Alker

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