Synchronize Plesk Servers (Failover)
Keep two (or more) Plesk servers in sync for a failover scenario.
Migration Manager only allows manual "sync"
We hear you and see a clear demand for this feature.
I want to say that implementing these features requires a lot of investment, and in 2021 Plesk team keeps focusing on the delivery of other improvements (sad, but true).
We will back to the re-evaluation of these features at the beginning of the next year.
Please continue to share your use cases and requirements, and it would really helpful if you point to existing solutions that we can review and check before implementation.
Your feedback is important to us. Thank you, everyone.
Wohooo, 1k votes. That should make us happy, cause now they will act.....or.....
Dennis Rahmen commented
I ask the support about the two most voted request and the guy sad that he "pointed out the attention of our developers on it". As you see in the attached image.
This have been requested over a 6 years time already. one wonder if this thread is monitored at all. Plesk, do you hear us?
I Follow this feature suggestion for a while too now (thanks to you) and have read your comment when you decided to switch to ISPconfig. I tried to switch too but I definitly prefer plesk... And too hard to change when you use Plesk since the time it was named "parallel" plesk :).
So I've made my self-automated-failover-sync with the migration manager command line tool provided by plesk. It's not as clean as a dedicated tool and sometimes "bugged" and a hard pain to manage but that does the job. So far...
Nevertheless I still think your suggested feature is a must have one. So Plesk what are you waiting about ?
Ralph Keck commented
Dear Plesk staff,
why is it so difficult, to implement a few embedded features like dovecot replication, MySQL Master-Master replication and a small tool like unison for bi-directional file replication? I moved away from plesk to ISPConfig, where I do have a reliable failover cluster with a failover ip address. I shared this feature request more than six years ago without any reaction from Plesk. Sorry, but since three years I am no longer a Plesk customer.
Please surprise us with some reaction from your side!
Anton Kikels commented
This feature is needed for hosting companies that uses Plesk!
We need that really much because in the IT is redundancy a must have!
I hosted Plesk at AWS. Please make Plesk work with AWS’s load balancer and auto scaling feature. Thanks
will we hit 1k votes?
Bludau Media commented
should not as difficult to implement in the current solution....
repeat the plesk migration plugin behaviour and do it until it will be stopped.
with this feature you are able to setup a load balacing service. 2 countrys 2 servers.
Not even a small 'We hear you community, but...' !?
This feature request exists since more than six years. They will never do it. Plesk People: surprise us!
Any updates on this? Seems this is the top voted feature.
David Roussel commented
@Themedutch - your confusing with a migration from what a failover actually is.
I suggest you read (and understand) the following first https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failover
Hello all, I found this article not tested yet but should work.
It is possible to use Plesk Scheduled Tasks.
Create task in Tools & Settings > Scheduled Tasks > Add task with the commands from article.
for example to sync content of all domains:
cd /usr/local/psa/var/modules/panel-migrator/sessions/<session_dir_name>/ && /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/modules/panel-migrator/plesk-migrator copy-content
Note: migration session must be opened
generally a good Idea, but I think this is something what should be done serverside, not from Plesk. There are solutions for virtualization where you can have VMs Hot-Standby which are synced.
Agreed, mainly for mail...
Would be great. Plesk could sell millions of extra license's ...
Redundancy should be included by now. It's almost 2020, seven years ago this idea was opted. It's time to act, Plesk. We cannot offer our clients single server solutions anymore. HA is the new default for my clients.
It's so disappointing, the load-balancer, auto-scaling, multi-server support with the latest Onyx or Obsidian is just not available. I raised tickets with the support, and the only option is to vote and hope they may implement these features.