Subdomain As Failover On Other Server

Jun 12, 2007

CentOS, LAMP, webmin.

I have running on one server.

Now I want to make a status subdomain on another server. on one - on another.

I've edited the master zone on server one and added and ... and pointed it with A and CNAME to the other server and related IP...

I have also created the subdomain on the second server.

So my question is what should I do to get this working? This isn't!

I want to have a status link on the ibeat site ... and also:

... if server one with fails make it open

Should be pretty simple - but can't get my head wrapped around it.

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The Experiment

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06/21/06 16:00 0 %
06/21/06 16:05 3 %
06/21/06 16:10 20 %
06/21/06 16:15 37 %
06/21/06 16:20 59 %
06/21/06 16:25 69 %
06/21/06 16:30 76 %
06/21/06 16:35 80 %
06/21/06 16:40 86 %
06/21/06 16:45 90 %
06/21/06 16:50 91 %
06/21/06 16:55 92 %
06/21/06 17:00 93 %
06/21/06 17:05 94 %
06/21/06 17:10 94 %
06/21/06 17:15 95 %
06/21/06 17:35 95 %
06/21/06 17:40 96 %
06/21/06 17:45 97 %
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