[Mongrel] Using a network drive to share files between Mongrel/Rails instances...?
krisleech at interkonect.com
Mon Dec 18 05:30:17 EST 2006
I have a Apache proxying to a number of Mongrel's on different physical
What I need to do next is share files between the Rails instances. I am
creating dynamic files which will be created by Rails and stored on
disk. The file is then recovered and served at a later date by an ajax
But because of the proxying the ajax call my be routed to a different
machine. Therefore I am considering setting up a shared drive to which
all Rails instances will save the files. At the moment I am working on
Windows but this will be Linux or FreeBSD in the end... I'm guessing
shared drives are simply paths in both cases.
Is there anything I need to consider with this method?
Many thanks, K.
PS. I am aware of other methods for doing this eg. sticky sessions and
some kind of message que, and I am open to suggestions :)
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