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True Load Balancing for SmarterMail, Not Failover
Idea shared by Ron Raley - 8/10/2021 at 9:53 AM
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I am interested in easily configurable real-time true load balancing for SmarterMail.  Two SmarterMail servers splitting the work all the time.  When one server goes down, the other one takes the entire workload of email processing.

Not failover, where one server sits idle 24/7.

In theory, this can be done in the cloud with shared disks for the customer data paths.

Any thoughts are appreciated!  Thank you.  Ron


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I dont think it would work like that for SM. I'd assume you'd have locking issues/contention problems with the email data files and possibly the json data files. IE, both instances trying to write to the same data file at the same time, who wins? Or a data file gets deleted just as the other server is trying to write to the file that is now gone.

I assume this is why they do the idle failover, to prevent issues like this.

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