Hosting Multiple Nodes - 1 System - Multiple Failover IPs?


I am thinking about renting a dedicated server with x4 2TB disks and host 4 nodes , 1 per each disk.

I can have multiple failover IPs so it will be 1 node on the main ip and 3 nodes on 3 failover ips.

I am wondering if I that setup will be possible, and also if each node will get full traffic as if it is running on a seperate subnet and seperate machine?

Just for clarification: Each ip wil be on a different /24 subnet, and the 4 ips will be running on one server with Debian 10 OS.

Yes it is absolutly posible, 1 problem External IP cost money. So you will be in not profit for some time.

… and the dedicated server will cost money too. I can’t imagine it being profitable. It will take a long time to fill 8TB.

I will get dedicated server from here, it has x4 2TB disks and I can have up to 16 failover ips but I need to pay 1.5$ setup fee per ip

This will never be profitable. The amount you pay for the server is about what you can expect with 8TB stored data. Until you get 8TB (maybe in a year) you’ll lose money and then you’ll just get as much as you pay for your server.

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There may be a nugget in his idea: failover IPs. What if this was accomplished through a simple DNS round-robin and each point of public ingress leads to a singular node? This would make it unnecessary to directly connect the node’s listener to the internet with port forwarding through the NAT, and would offload some of the availability risks to the edge provider.

Hello @qrkourier ,
Welcome to the forum!

You can do that with your own DNS domain and use this domain name as an external address in the node’s configuration.
However, your router should support several external IPs and properly route them.

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