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Multiple servers or webfarm? How?

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  1. Mark Chipman
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    Hello:

    I'm trying to understand how content is stored in Sitefinity.

    As I understand it, all content produced from the r.a.d.editor is saved as .ascx files instead of being saved in the database.  This raises the question of how can a Sitefinity site be created that could span multiple servers in a round robin fashion to support load balancing and possibly redundancy? 

    It seems to me that since the content is saved in .ascx files that such a configuration (such as in a server farm) would not be easily achieved since the .ascx files would need to be duplicated on every server.  Any easy solutions that are built-in that I'm not aware of such as a setting to direct the content to be saved in the DB instead of into the .ascx file?

    Could you please advise on this?

    Thanks,

    -Mark Chipman
  2. Vassil Petev
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    Hi Mark,

    Indeed, r.a.d.editor offers the feature to save its content in the ascx/aspx file. However, it can also save its content in a DB as saving the content in the ascx/aspx file only will a big limitation. A simple example of how the editor saves its content in a DB can be reviewed in the editor's Database Example.

    In Sitefinity, the editor saves its content in the DB, by default.


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    Robert
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  3. Mark Chipman
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    Great.  That's good to hear that it defaults to the database... I was under the impression from v1.0 that Sitefinity only saved to the .ascx file.

    I'm very familiar with saving to a database using the r.a.d.Editor.

    Thanks,

    -Mark
  4. Matt Shepherd
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    What about Images / Flash / Media etc, these are saved to the file system arent they?  This presents an obvious problem for a server farm environment which uses a seperate file server. 

    Any suggestions?
  5. Rebecca
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    Hi Matt Shepherd,

    Yes, these are saved to the file system but this doesn't bring about any problems to the webfam, as it synchronizes all the application files.
    We cannot quite understand what you are worried about. Please give us more information so that we can advise you further.

    All the best,
    Rebecca
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  6. Scott
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    I am concerned about this as well. For example I have two servers in the server farm each with an instance of SF. Since the images uploaded through the module go into a local folder the other server does not access them. So unless I log into the Admin on both servers via their specific IP and upload my images through the "products module" in my case they will only show up on one of the servers. Granted I am new to this so any help on a workaround to allow both instances of SF to upload and grab images from a single location the same way they get content from the Database would be greatly appreciated. If the servers in the farm do not have to have their own instance of SF please let me know how this might be possible.

    Thank you for your time.
  7. Georgi
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    Hi Scott,

    We are curious why you don't use the Images and Documents module? The pictures uploaded through this module are saved in the database - a centralized storage, the same way as the other content. This way, it will doesn't matter from which server you are uploading from.

    Greetings,
    Georgi
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