[Mongrel] Using a network drive to share files between Mongrel/Rails instances...?

Ryan King ryansking at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 02:38:07 EST 2006

On 12/18/06, kigsteronline at mac.com <kigsteronline at mac.com> wrote:
> If you are creating these files, but not really deleting them by the
> application in real time, you may consider writing them locally on
> each server to a given directory, and serving them from another local
> directory, which is populated by a periodic script. The script would
> run on each participating machine and would clone a batch of newly
> created files to each participating server.  More management
> overhead, but if you are running a mission critical and performance
> hungry application with lots of components, that would be my first
> choice.

For this, I'd reccomend rdist [1]. With a little bit of work, you could
produce the files on one of the machines and easily distribute them to other


1. http://www.magnicomp.com/rdist/
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