[rabbitmq-discuss] Clustering Question

Jason J. W. Williams jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 17:11:35 BST 2009

Hi Hugh,
Queue data is not replicated to other members of the cluster (whether it's a
persistent or non-persistent queue), so if a cluster member dies, all queue
data goes poof if it's non-persistent. However, if it is persistent, while
queue data doesn't go poof (still in the log) when you restart the node the
queue data won't auto replay into the cluster.  You'll have to do that


On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 8:07 AM, Hugh Watkins <hwwatkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was trying to understand how the clustering support works in RabbitMQ
> 1) From the documentation the message queue data is not clustered, so if
> you have queue created on one machine and the queue is not persisted then
> that box going down will cause the queued messages to be destroyed. Is this
> a correct interpretation?
> I have a system that is creating perishable queue messages, i.e. they need
> to be acted on in 100-200 ms or it's to late a timeout will occur further up
> the chain.  I would like to setup a cluster an protect as many messages as
> possible.  It would not be worth creating a persistent queue  because it
> would slow down the processing and as I mentioned these are perishable
> messages.
> It seems like I should create different queues on each machine in the
> cluster and try to load balance across those queues, either by having the
> producers write too the local queue, round robin or some other mechanism.
>  The workers in turn would listen on all queues.  Does this sound
> reasonable?  It requires more configuration than I was hoping for because at
> least the workers have to be aware on another queue being created if another
> node is added.
> Thanks,
> Hugh
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