[rt-users] Can two unique instances of RT share the same database?

seph seph at commerceflow.com
Tue Jan 7 23:54:31 EST 2003

I don't see why it wouldn't work. realize that the mailgateway and
command line clients both talk to the db directly. Having another web
interface should be fine. (of course, I haven't ever tried)


"Jeff Holst" <jeffholst at hotmail.com> writes:

> I have two unique installations of RT running on one server.  Each
> uses it's own RT code base, and has a dedicated apache server
> listening on different ports.  The one commonality between these two
> instances of RT is that they point to the same mysql database.  I'm
> doing this because each of the RT instances has it's own look and feel
> as well as handles authorization differently.  Both instances of RT
> need access to the same queues and tickets, however.  Has anyone had
> any success or failures with a similar setup? Are there any better
> suggestions how to go about this?  I suppose I could have duplicate
> copies of my database that I syncronize somehow on the backend, but I
> don't know if this is necessary.  The only real concern I have with my
> installation is I don't know how database locking is handled and if
> there is a possibility of database corruption if both instances are
> writting the same information at the same time.  Any help would
> greatly be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> -jeff
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