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Anyone Installed XenForo on a Load Balanced Server Configuration?

robdog

Well-known member
#1
* created 2 threads in a row since they were different topics, can merge if you find that needed *

I am going to be deploying a XenForo installation to our server farm across 6 servers with 1 central DB server. I do not think there will be any issues, but I wanted to check to see if anyone else has tried this yet.

Thanks.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
I haven't tried that personally. The file system data (attachments and avatars) might be a problem with multiple front ends.
 

robdog

Well-known member
#4
Interesting. I might have to make symbolic links to our mounted share to make sure these files are shared on every server.
 

Floren

Well-known member
#5
I haven't tried that personally. The file system data (attachments and avatars) might be a problem with multiple front ends.
Not really. All you have to do is setup a proper sync system that updates the files in your cluster, instantly. From my experience, remote disk access with NFS or rsync are definitely not performant/efficient, stay away from them. The idea is to make your uploaded file instantly available in all your 5 web servers, for example.
 

robdog

Well-known member
#6
Not really. All you have to do is setup a proper sync system that updates the files in your cluster, instantly. From my experience, remote disk access with NFS or rsync are definitely not performant/efficient, stay away from them. The idea is to make your uploaded file instantly available in all your 5 web servers, for example.
I think that is why I am leaning towards the symbolic links to a mounted hard drive that is shared through all the servers. I will be pushing this to our production environment next week and I will post how it goes. (will make a list of every directory that I linked to the mounted share)