Server Uptime has the maximum importance in the Internet world. Getting a Dedicated Server mirrored can help you stay online at any given point in time. Dedicated Server Mirroring is a concept that has been preferred by large businesses to carry out mission-critical tasks.
“Server Mirroring” the name itself gives an idea of the technology. In this, the data is mirrored or duplicated on two servers that share the same configuration. In this type of hosting service, you can opt. between, Mirrored Dedicated Linux Servers and Mirrored Dedicated Windows Servers.
This technique type of file or data synchronization and is widely preferred due to its reliability. In the Mirroring architecture, two systems linked together. When their data transfer, the data transmitted to either of the servers, but, the same data is duplicated on the other servers as well.
Encryption is possible too on the mirrored servers. This technology applied to WAN as well as the LAN architecture of servers.
In this type of architecture, the web hosting provider, sets up servers of similar configurations on different locations ie. different racks, different geographical locations, different data centers, etc. Usually, it suggested keeping the servers in the same data center to avoid a delay in the delay in mirroring of the data.
One among the servers is a Master and the other a Slave or Secondary Server. If due for any reason, the Master Server fails to respond/ work, the Secondary Server takes over and starts operating as a Master Server, this avoids the possibility of the downtime of the websites.
FAM and RSync modules are used in the Mirroring architecture. When the Secondary server works as the Master server, the process called a Failover Process.
Once the Master Server replaced or repaired and re-installed to the network, the Restoration process gets initiated. In this, the latest changes on the Secondary server that has taken place when the Master Server failed, are now restored.
Now, when the Master servers functionality has been resolved, the website data again start getting resolved from the Master Server.
This kind of architecture proves to be an effective way of avoiding the downtime of websites. The Mirroring architecture helps in preventing the loss of data. You can avail of this service from Web Hosting providers on request.