March 11th, 2013
Replicate your website (file, folder) and / or database (tables).
It creates an environment of pre-production (for an editorial group work, develloppement or otherwise) prior to publication production. This solution allows you to clone the site easily by keeping all the different configurations
You can have a mirror while managing exceptions (file, file, table) and can be used to re-install a site in minutes after haking.
The system uses “rsync” available on all servers linux in general (even on shared hosting like to OVH for example).
The setup is simple for synchronise the websites:
Site master to site slave, without exception,
Database master to database slave, depending on the action plan for each table.
Replication is the only component Joomla (currently) to do this.