How to adress mirrored site


#1

This is a question so simple that I can’t get my head around it: I have created a backup droplet on DO, with mirroring of both website files and databases. This is working well.

My problem: how do I test these for functionality of the mirrored site. For example, if a site is example.com on both active and mirrored server, how do I point to the site on the mirrored server?


#2

Hello,

you just have to edit your domain DNS records, to point the domain to the backup droplet IP instead of the active droplet IP.


#3

Yes, but I can’t take the live site offline for the test


#4

In this case, just edit the file etc/hosts on your computer to override your domain DNS records.

Here how to proceed on Windows : https://gist.github.com/zenorocha/18b10a14b2deb214dc4ce43a2d2e2992

Then just add two lines like the example below :

BACKUP.SERVER.IP yourdomain.tdl
BACKUP.SERVER.IP www.yourdomain.tld

#5

That’s it! Thank you Virtubox