[erlang-questions] failover pattern

Anders Nygren <>
Thu Apr 12 22:19:37 CEST 2007


On 4/12/07, Garry Hodgson <> wrote:
> i'm looking at putting together a system that will include
> a/b pairs of machines for each major role, to allow for
> failover between pairs.  starting to think about doing that
> in erlang, i can see that all the parts i need are present,
> but i'm not sure if there are standard ways or best practices
> to putting this together.
>
> i expect that each pair of machines would have one of them
> globally registered with the role they play, and that they'd each
> link to the other so that they could assume that role as needed.
> maybe something like the "negotiation techniques" in the (old)
> erlang book.  but i get kind of mired down in the details.  i'm also
> not sure how this would interact with the supervisors/applications
> notions in OTP.
>
> can anyone provide some insight, maybe pointers to papers,
> tutorials, or code examples?
>
> thanks
>
>
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> Garry Hodgson, Senior Software Geek, AT&T CSO
>
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Look in "Design Principles" chapter "Distributed Applications" in the Erlang
documentation.

/Anders



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