Replication


#1

I have a Chef server that I need to move to a new physical server. From what
I understand replication/clustering is suppose to be somewhat simple in Chef
but I can’t find documentation on this.

I could get away in this instance with simply trying to manually copy over
/var/lib/couchdb and /etc/chef to the new server but it would be nice to use
this as a test for future cases where replication would be more appropriate.

Is there any documentation on this?

Thanks,
Tristan


#2

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Tristan Sloughter <
tristan.sloughter@gmail.com> wrote:

I could get away in this instance with simply trying to manually copy over
/var/lib/couchdb and /etc/chef to the new server but it would be nice to use
this as a test for future cases where replication would be more appropriate.

We do “hot/warm” redundancy.

We replicate couch using normal couch replication. We use rsync for the
cookbooks (/var/chef/checksums). We rebuild the solr index once an our or
so on our “warm” box. The chef servers are managed by chef, so /etc/chef is
handled that way.