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Network Design - Fault Tolerance

By tptbusines_98 ·
Hello,
I'm networking a 2-store pizza cafe, that are about 10 miles apart.
The owner wants to provide continuous service during ALL hours of business.
The owner wants his customers to have Internet/web access to his cafe's
menus.
I want to design the network as follows:

If one server should fail in one cafe, the server in the other cafe will
handle the load for both cafe's.
What do I need to have in place?
Where can I find information/resources on how-to do this??

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Charles L. Phillips

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by CG IT In reply to Network Design - Fault To ...

continuous service of what? until we know what the customer wants continuous service of, can't really answer that.

As far as web presence, for access to menus on the internet, there are tons of venues that host the web site. Some such as Doster have really good like web site templates at a reasonable cost [$50 to $70 USD] and a fairly reasonable monthly web hosting cost.

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by CG IT In reply to

I'll assume POS is point of sale system for cash register receipts.

The only cash register systems I've worked with is Sam65 and it poll registers on a given schedule with upload to the accounting software. The only accounting system I've worked with using Sam65 is Quickbooks. If he has to have real time data, I'd go with a dedicated line between the 2 stores [costly] or go with a Point to Point VPN on a DSL line.

Thats about the extent of what I've worked with on point of sale register software that interfaces with an accounting program. you could probably have the upload go to a shared network folder which can be accessed by the other store but haven't worked with that.

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by tptbusines_98 In reply to Network Design - Fault To ...

I'm sorry, User needs continuous access to the POS system in the cafe's...

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