A recruitment company for the design industry based in Melbourne, Australia, keeps two servers: one in-house at the office and one in a data center. They have a custom built, web-deployed CRM running on both. They were using MySQL to handle real-time replication at the database layer, but they needed to take care of the file system level replication. That is where FRP comes in.
From within the office all requests get handled by the in-house server, for the sake of speed. However, if the CRM is accessed from outside the office, it hits the data center server. When files are uploaded, they need to be replicated from their initial server to the other one, in order that the two file systems stay in sync in real time. FileReplicationPro handles this perfectly.
The company plans to expand to additional offices in other areas of Australia. They want all offices to be working from the same system and to have access to the same data, even though additional servers would be purchased for the additional offices. Fortunately, FRP can easily bring the new servers into the replication network.
The company also uses FRP for basic nightly backup of share drives from the in-house server to the data center, for disaster recovery purposes. Since they already rely on FRP to take care of their replication needs, they’re glad to be able to use FRP for both roles.
It’s a savings of time and money for this growing company.