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Share storage between droplets

Hello,

I currently have 3 droplets, one for Nginx and two for php-fpm and therefore i need the data synced and replicated between them, i tried Glusterfs but it is very slow in our case, any thoughts on how to approach this using Digital Ocean ?

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Hi @InnoCloud,

There are a couple of things that I could suggest.

  • Lsyncd:

For similar setups, I’ve been using lsyncd and it works pretty well, you can take a look at this tutorial here on how to do that:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-mirror-local-and-remote-directories-on-a-vps-with-lsyncd

One problem that I’ve had in the past is that if there are too many files to be synced, you might start hitting some Kernel limits which could cause unexpected behavior.

  • NFS:

Another thing you could do is to use NFS and mount a shared directory on your second Droplet:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-an-nfs-mount-on-ubuntu-18-04

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby