Advantages of High-Availability Cluster in Production Use

TLDR Juliusz inquired about non-HA cluster for production with low traffic. Jason explained risks of infrastructure issues and potential downtime.

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Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:03:08 UTC

Hi I was wondering if it will be a good idea to use non high availability cluster on production when I do not have a high traffic, but I want my users to be free from any problems

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Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:41:48 UTC

In a non-HA cluster, the risk you're taking is that if there are infrastructure issues on the single node then your cluster will be down and search will be down for your users while the cluster recovers (which might take 15mins - 1 hr). That's the risk you need to consider if you're ok with given your use case