I'm trying to plan out a failover strategy which would be the quick recovery solution to use in cases of major failure. We have a cPanel dedicated server as our data center and my aim is to have the minimum down time as possible. For that I would need a reliable failover strategy, that would help me restore everything to normal in a quick and simple manner.
I am currently considering 2 options;
1.R1 backup solution, and then if I need to move to backup hardware, I would do a bare metal restore. How long does a restore take, assuming the size is around 90GB of data?
2.Use a sync option, such as Rsync for file system, and MySQL replication for the MySQL sync. The goal would be to have an exact mirror, including same hostname and all, that is connected to the primary server on an internal LAN. So, we could pull the WAN cable out of the primary and move it to the secondary, and it would be an identical copy of the one that just failed
What do you guys think?Thanks