Question on Re-Using Backend Probes

Per Buer perbu at
Wed Mar 16 19:29:10 CET 2011

Hi David.

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 7:21 PM, David Petzel <davidpetzel at> wrote:
> I'm really new to varnish, so please forgive me if this answered elsewhere,
> I did some searching and couldn't seem to find it however.
> I was reviewing the documention and I have a question about back end probes.
> I'm setting up a directory that will have 10-12 backends. I want each
> backend to use the same health check, but I don't want to have to re-define
> the prove 10-12 times. Is it possible to define the probe externally to the
> backend configuration, and then reference it.

No. That is not possible. However, you could use a makro language of
sorts to pre-process the configuration.

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