DSC Pullserver database and High availability
As a suggestion – would it be possible to let us configure the on-prem Pullserver to use a separate database rather than the ESENT one located on the Pullserver. This would solve the issues around high availability and those databases.
I’m thinking it would be great to configure multiple Pullservers to use a backend database as we would do for any other web application. Then we could separate the load balancing of the Pullserver from the Database availability.
Thanks for considering!!
It will only allow you to load balance the web tier,as the db would require a cluster or witness-based replication.
If the esent provider supports nework shares as location for db and only if no info from the server you install it on, gets recorded in the db like server names or paths or certificates, then an interesting attempt will be to build two pull servers, and point the connectionstring in the web.config in one server to point to the db on the other server. I doubt it will work and definitely not supported, but if it does work, might be an option for HA.