Q: multiple backends

Florian Schulze florian.schulze at gmx.net
Tue Jul 10 14:32:03 CEST 2007

On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:52:14 +0200, Denis Brækhus  
<denis at startsiden.no> wrote:

> ----- Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>  
> wrote:
>> There is your point right there:  You won't have "all of the above"
>> any time soon.  What I'm looking for is input in which 20% of the
>> work gives 80% of the benefit.
> A huge step would be to have even a basic facility for multiple  
> backends, like round-robin or weighted round-robin (which should  
> theoretically be the easiest models to implement as they require little  
> in the way of monitoring of the backends?).
> Having such an option would enable people to setup simple  
> fault-tolerance and would increase the usability of Varnish a lot.
> More advanced models of dividing the load on the backends are (very)  
> nice to have features imho, the big leap is any functionality at all.
> Of course this is all purely my humble opinion.
> Regards


Why don't you use a dedicated load balancer for this? SOmething like  

Florian Schulze

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