Solr Disaster Recovery - SearchStax


Overview

SearchStax® offers "hot," "warm," and "cold" disaster recovery (DR) plans for Solr deployments. Disaster recovery is an optional add-on service.

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RPO and RTO

Your Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) define the disaster-recovery approach that is best for you.

In general, the more aggressive your RPO and RTO goals, the more cost you will incur to implement them.

Hot Disaster Recovery

SearchStax’s HOT Disaster Recovery (Hot DR) option involves maintaining a standby system that replicates your production or active environment. An interruption in service at the primary site triggers a rapid switch to the standby site. The standby system runs in a different cloud-provider region so that no single disaster can knock out both systems.

For a standard HOT DR, RPO can be in the range from 3-24 hours and RTO is under 10 minutes. DR failover may be triggered by a customer request or automatically by an alert that shows all nodes unavailable for five minutes. Lower RPOs are available via professional services.

Warm Disaster Recovery

SearchStax’s WARM Disaster Recovery (Warm DR) option is a single-node version of a "hot" system. While this option provides similar benefits to a "hot" option, it does so at a lower cost.

The "warm" system is not as robust as the production site. While the standby system will be available almost immediately, additional servers need to be added to restore full throughput and redundancy.

For a standard Warm DR system, RPO can be in the range of 3-24 hours and RTO is under 10 minutes. DR failover may be triggered by a customer request or automatically by an alert that shows all nodes unavailable for five minutes.

Cold Disaster Recovery

COLD disaster recovery uses Cross-Region Replication to write your backup file to a remote region. There is no standby deployment and no expense for maintaining one.

If the primary system fails, SearchStax engineers spin up a new deployment in the remote region and restore a pre-positioned backup. Then they modify the client's vanity DNS record to point to the new deployment.

SearchStax’s COLD Disaster Recovery (Cold DR) option can have the RPO range of 3-24 hours and RTO is 2-8 hours depending on the size of the index. DR failover may be triggered by a customer request or automatically by an alert that shows all nodes unavailable for five minutes.

Questions?

Don't hesitate to contact the SearchStax Support Desk.