Books on writing distributed systems

A Smith asmith9983 at
Tue Mar 25 20:53:31 GMT 2008

I'm looking at this too from a systems perspective. I've looked at DRBD but
it still not fully released. LCR(Local Continuous Replication) is another
acronym for something similar.  I can't believe its not been solved already
at the mainframe or large Sun/HP system level as  these systems are running
airline reservation  systems and  bank ATM's.  Linux servers have the same
resiliency and fail-over needs, almost regardless of organisation size. Why
re-invent the wheel ?

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 8:03 PM, Simon Wistow <simon at> wrote:

> Is there any decent literature on writing systems that keep data in sync
> in a master-master/live fail over kind of way. I seem to have 3 projects
> on that all have that requirements in that area.
> To be clear - I'm aware that there *is* literature out there on this
> stuff, I'm just looking for a recommendation. At the moment I'm leaning
> towards Tannenbaum's book because, well, he rocks.
> Additionally, are there any libraries out there that generically do this
> sort of thing i.e have a binary blob of data that's kept in sync between
> n>1 machines?

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