Since my latest server crash / death, I'm planning on having a better plan for doomsday disaster scenarios. It took me 24h to be able to get a new server up and running to replace the dead one... Sucks because it was the webserver + databases. I'm feeling so happy because at least the webserver sites + db backups were being done using ISPCONFIG but into an outside drive... at least I had that So... I'm thinking on having an extra standby server for this emergencies. But have a few questions and would appreciate some recommendations. 1. With ISPCONFIG I can create a new server and make a mirror of another server. A. Ok, this would imply having a mirror server per server... kinda costly? Would it be possible to have it mirroring all servers including the panel, a full standby server capable of replacing any individual server? B. Another issue would be... an easy way to activate this mirror into a full fledged server in case of one of the servers crashed. With just the specific function of the dead server (email, panel, webserver, etc). The panel server (master database) points to different server id's and functions... the only way I could fix this was to mess with the master database and point all references from the dead server_id to the new server_id. Is there a better way to do this? 2. Even having 1 mirror server per server, is there a fast way to activate the mirror in the master and make the master understand that all functions related to the dead server_id now belong to the new server_id without hacking the master db? 3. But maybe I'm going all wrong about this! According to you guys, what would be the best and fasted way to recover a dead multi-server?