Books on writing distributed systems
paddy at panici.net
Wed Mar 26 11:47:32 GMT 2008
On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 08:03:38PM +0000, Simon Wistow 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.
More on the theory side than solving your specific problem, but I'd
recommend Distributed Algorithms by Nancy A Lynch as a good read.
> 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?
there are lots of systems that do stuff along these lines: clustered
filesystems, databases, imap servers, etc. would drbd8 be any use to
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