5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2010 8:44 AM by SafeBoot

    Multiple Servers Sharing One Database.

      Would it be possible to setup multiple servers across the world that share a single database, or replicate the database to these servers?
        • 1. RE: Multiple Servers Sharing One Database.
          both are possible, in the former, your db will run very slow though as the server>db traffic is around 20x the server>client traffic. it's best to connect the clients to a server which has DAS or Tier1 connection to the data.

          In the latter, you can replicate out pretty easily, it's back which is the problem unless you set yourself up in a proper fragmented architecture.
          • 2. RE: Multiple Servers Sharing One Database.
            Our configuration is with two servers.

            Server1 with db on local disk

            Server2 with smb access to server1

            I can confirm the significant slowness of access over the network, but it works for us if there is a service failure or something along those lines.
            • 3. Re: RE: Multiple Servers Sharing One Database.



              I have the MEE server setup and installed in one location.  I would like to install the MEE mananger at another site, but use the same database I have existing.  I installed the software on the 2nd system, but don't see an option to point to another location, only to create a new one.

              • 4. Re: RE: Multiple Servers Sharing One Database.

                Bad idea, performance will suffer greatly and could cause other problems too. Always use other servers in "the same site". But if you want to experience this yourself.....

                Copy SDMCFG.INI from another server (or even from client) and use remote database (IP or name) to connect to.

                You will then manage database server from other location.

                • 5. Re: RE: Multiple Servers Sharing One Database.

                  just reinstall EEM on your 2nd machine, but when it trys to create a db, hit cancel.


                  then, you'll get the usual login box, you can go and create a new remote connection back to your original EEM Server. DONT use a local connection and a UNC, that will pull things down to their knees indeed.


                  performance will depend on how latent your network is between the two.