Heartbeat Server Cloning

Cloning Server Heartbeat

If you want to clone a heartbeat server please consider following important notes:

  • The server must have another hostname: 

nano /etc/hostname

  • all servers must be in

nano /etc/hosts
192.111.111.1 server1
192.111.111.2 server2

  • The most important part is the following:

Heartbeat creates a unique identifier to, you guessed it, uniquely identify each server. If each server is using the same uuid they will not play nicely together. The fix is simple: delete the uuid on one of the servers and then restart Heartbeat.


sudo rm /var/lib/heartbeat/hb_uuid
sudo /etc/init.d/heartbeat restart



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