Business Continuity Planning

By setting up another web server so that each club’s web site has a hot standby, we have significantly reduced the risk of downtime due to disaster. One of the most important factors in making a relatively seamless failover is always to keep both servers synchronized . This is done in two ways:

  • By utilizing rsync to keep identical content between the live server and the backup server.
  • By using database replication to keep the live and backup MariaDB databases in sync.

We developed rsync replication routines to allow clubs to update one server and have the web pages replicate automatically onto the other server. This is achieved by routine synchronization jobs performed by rsync. Also, when database queries are done on one server, they’re automatically and instantly replicated on the other server to enforce synchronization.

What our clients say

Read our clients feedback we've received over the years.

"The Newland Group team’s approach to our project was well organized with consistent communication, and our project was brought to implementation within a realistic timeframe without sacrificing quality."

- Margaret LeSage Business Information Manager, CAA Manitoba

“...The Newland Group has been very instrumental in helping us attain our web-related strategic goals in web design, architecture, function, usability, support and server administration...”

- Tom Ashley former e-Biz Chairman

“Thank you for the successful launch on time of MPP Phase 2. This was a complex project and to get this in on time is a testament to the capability and commitment of your team.”

- Bret Ross Director of Information Technology, CAA Atlantic