9.0 Synchronizing Data Across Multiple QuickFinder Servers

If you are running multiple installations of QuickFinder Server across several servers, you can simplify management tasks, such as re-generating indexes and sharing configuration settings, by configuring all of your servers into a single QuickFinder Synchronization cluster.

QuickFinder Synchronization lets you designate one QuickFinder server as the search master from which updated indexes, templates, and configuration settings are systematically sent out to all other QuickFinder servers defined as part of a QuickFinder Synchronization cluster. Each of the other servers must be configured to receive updates from the search master.

QuickFinder Synchronization offers several key benefits:

IMPORTANT:QuickFinder Server Synchronization is different from Cluster Services. Novell Cluster Services groups two or more OES 11 SP2 servers together for the sake of failover and to ensure server availability. A QuickFinder Synchronization cluster synchronizes indexes, templates, and configuration settings between two or more QuickFinder servers, thus reducing the administrative work of updating the same index across several QuickFinder servers. (See Section 6.0, Configuring QuickFinder Server for Novell Cluster Services.)

To enable QuickFinder Synchronization, you need to do the following:

Although the order in which you perform these tasks is not critical, we recommend that you set up the Search servers intended to receive cluster data first, and then configure a QuickFinder server as the search master and use it to define the synchronization cluster.