Backup MX and DNS

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Trimilur, Nov 20, 2022 at 6:29 AM.

  1. Trimilur

    Trimilur Member

    Hi,

    I would also like to set up a backup mx and second nameserver as mentiuoned here: https://forum.howtoforge.com/threads/ispconfig-slave-as-backup-mx-and-ns2.83567/

    If I would follow this tut: https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/ispconfig-multiserver-setup-debian-ubuntu/ I guess I would replicate all mail data inlcuding the mails in the mailboxes itself, but it should just work as a backup mx for delivery. Also the tutotrial says to set mx2 as a mirror of the Webserver as well ( System->Servers -> Activate Mirror for Webserver, mailserver, database, filserver). If I do so i would basically need the same amount of space for the backup mx server as for the main server. Is there an other way for just replicatiing the database for a backup mx and for using a second nameserver on the same server?
     
  2. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Always fun to read back my own threads that I wrote when I was a new ISPConfig user :)

    My recommended way is having a secondary MX that also stores the emails as described in the multiserver guide, which I wrote.
     
  3. Trimilur

    Trimilur Member

    Does the ISPConfig Mirrorring setting by any chance only mirror settings and accounts and no user files? Cause I thought if I enable Webserver as a mirror that also all /web files are mirrored, arent they?
     
  4. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    No, data is not mirrored. So web and mail data is not mirrored, you can set up a system (e.g. NFS) for it yourself.
     

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