5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2013 5:49 AM by rudolfkorell
Mark23 Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)

I understand that since Lion Server there is no longer failover IP present. Just as I wanted to use it... I have a 10.6 Server disk somewhere, but I'd rather not look back, so I'm looking for a work around to the OS X Server downsizing...


At least I would like to have Mail and Web failover...

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • nei0angei0 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Fail over replacement software-My only option was to create a process made up of 3 scripts that fully simulate what heartbeatd and failoverd provided on the previous systems. They check for constant availability and monitor services. When issues are detected they try and repair the issue, then fail over if not successful. Right I am using this with Two servers that do not share the same file pool. They nightly sync so if a fail over occurs, the data is from the night before until we can bring the main server up and sync it.

  • Anton Stewart Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    Hi nie0angei0,


    While mourning the loss of of High Availability built-in, I have the need to do exactly what you've achieved. Would it be too much to ask you to share your scripts with me (obviously munge the sensitive stuff)


    Best regards - Anton

  • nei0angei0 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)


    A sad day indeed, but the need is diminishing as well. I can wrap up the scripts but in reality they are quite custom even excuding the sensetive stuff. Do you have any Applescript experience? Also what services are you looking to fail over? Please let me know and I will do what I can to help you.

  • Anton Stewart Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    I sincerely appreciate your offer.


    As for Applescript experience.. some, but I wouldn't call it my major. However, I'm totally comfortable with the idea of 'rolling my sleeves up & getting stuck in'.. Fortunately (for me) Applescript is easy to read/understand, being mostly plain English.


    At this time we are only talking web services and MySQL, but I have a sneaky suspicion that we are likely to see significant feature creep.. so, ideally, I'd love to be able to clone the entire machine, soup to nuts.

  • rudolfkorell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    i want the high availability of two minis for file sharing.


    Can you send me the scripts?