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Multiple GWIA's

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I am in the process of moving our dns record to our own server rather than having it hosted. In doing this I realized that my GWIA is a single point of failure for my email system as I set up the single MX record. Would it be possible (and if so, would it be good practice) to put another instance of GWIA on a different server (and assign it a lower priority via the mx record) to catch mail in case the other goes down (or I take it down)? I have a sneaking suspicion that this is going to be a duh answer, but I just want to see if anyone has any insight into this as I am fairly new to groupwise.

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-jkorz
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It is possible.  I'm pretty sure there's stuff on that somewhere in the docs.  Some places even have inbound-only GWIAs and outboun-only GWIAs.

I'm sure someone has direct experience doing that.  I don't, but it seems to me that somewhere in the PAQs are comments by Waybadmojo about that kinda thing...

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>I am in the process of moving our dns record to our own server rather than having it hosted.
>In doing this I realized that my GWIA is a single point of failure for my email system as I set up the single MX record.

I would be sure you've still got a secondary DNS service with a secondary server in a remote location.
Otherwise, you'll still have a single point of failure in your DNS service.

>Would it be possible (and if so, would it be good practice) to put another instance of GWIA on a different server

Definitely a good idea. It doesn't have to be a GWIA, for that matter. I use an old Linux box running Postfix for this
purpose.


 

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sorry it took so long guys, thanks a bunch
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