[Mailman-Users] Mailman and multimaster redundancy

pbm pbm at autistici.org
Fri Nov 4 20:52:18 CET 2005

Mark Sapiro, Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 08:41:07AM -0800:
> Having two 'live' mailman instances with separate data and keeping them
> synched would be very difficult.

Moving list configuration data to another backend system (ie something
different from python dbs) would be a big step forward. Aside from easier
backups and "offline" data manipulation it would transfer the job of
synching data to the underlying db architecture.

> Another approach which you can find discussed somewhat in the archives
> of this and/or the mailman-developers list is to have one live
> installation and a second 'hot spare' installation. Then the problem
> reduces to just keeping the spare's data current which is more
> manageable.

Another good solution (data can be synched by an external process - say,
a rather violent rsync). Anyway, as the externalization of the db tier,
this would leave the archives out of the game.

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