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UCARP and High Availability

2020-02-07 2 min read Technology Open-Source Ronny Trommer
If you have ever played with BSD you probably ran into CARP. It allows you to build a high available service which is provided by two physical servers behind a virtual shared IP address. The CARP nodes define a master and a backup system. A master serves the content and if the master crashes, the backup system takes over automatically the virtual IP (VIP) and the client won’t notice. Disclaimer: You should be aware this setup will not share load and increase your network throughput. Continue reading