[Imc-uk-process] [Fwd: Re: Oxford IMC meeting (Monday evening)] Decentralise UK Indymedia
mrdemeanour at jackpot.uk.net
Tue Dec 14 10:31:05 PST 2004
> MrDemeanour wrote:
>> * Each UK collective should operate a server (for many of us, that
>> would presumably mean a virtual server on the new pub.server) that
>> is essentially independent of the UK database. That would mean (we
>> think) that each Mir-based collective would have to operate their
>> own Mir instance, and their own database.
> Is there any proposal as to how this would be done technically?
> Virtual machines are certainly possible, but require quite a bit of
> resources on the host, especially if you are talking around 10
> virtual machines all running java & a DB instance.
I'm replying to this on the list because that bit of my post was my own
words; I'm avoiding replying to political questions, because (a) it's
not my field, and (b) it would be too fast.
I didn't say "virtual machines", which has a rather specific meaning; I
said "virtual server", which is a much looser expression. A virtual
publishing server, the way I envisaged it, would basically constitute a
database along with an instance of the Mir servlet. They'd share the
same JVM, the same Tomcat instance, and the same PostgreSQL instance.
I don't know what the overhead for each additional PostgreSQL database
is, but there's no need for each "independent" IMC to have a whole
(virtual) server, running Java, Tomcat, PostgreSQL, etc.
Should this thread be teleported to uk-tech?
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