[Linux-cluster] choosing the right setup

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at backtobasicsmgmt.com
Fri Sep 24 04:37:26 UTC 2004

Alexander Opitz wrote:

> For this I need a shared partition (the primary writes in a file and the hot 
> standby reads it and updates his own database).

People have successfully used IEEE-1394 (Firewire) drives in this way; 
connected to both machines at once, and accessed from both machines at once.

It's not the fastest solution available, and it's certainly not 
enterprise-grade, but it's a workable solution until you can come up 
with something better :-)

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