Future Proof Multi Server Setup

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by DylanPedro, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. DylanPedro

    DylanPedro New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi,

    I am just starting off with ISPCONFIG 3.1 and have just setup my first Standard server.

    If later I want to setup a Multi-Server setup, will it be ok to keep this Standard installation as the master and add all the other servers or should this first server be setup in expert mode even though for now it will host all the services?
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, that's fine to use a server in standard setup as master.
     
  3. DylanPedro

    DylanPedro New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Will there be a way to add other servers to the standard server at a later date?
     
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, just install the slave servers in expert mode and choose to join the master server during install.
     
  5. DylanPedro

    DylanPedro New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Ok, thank you for your prompt replies,

    For now I would just like to setup a backup mail server. Do you have any tutorials that show how to use ISPCONFIG to just setup the minimums required for this serve to relay back to the main server if it is unavailable?

    I’m guessing the backup mail server doesn’t need any more than just postfix and ISPCONFIG?
     
  6. DylanPedro

    DylanPedro New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Any help for the above?
     
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    There is no tutorial for a backup MX ISPConfig server as one would normally use an ISPConfig mirror for high availability and not a backup MX. But normally you can use any backup MX setup with an ISPConfig server, e.g. something like this: https://www.howtoforge.com/postfix_backup_mx
     

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