did i ask this question badly or did i miss the answer in an faq? someones had to have done this..
you can nfs mount the server/yourapp directory
which should have links to localdisk for log tmp work etc.
then any machine can startup and join the cluster
id like to avoid throwing a single point of failure into the cluster. wonder what nfs performance dings wed take for doing that..
in a round about way you answered my question. if any server is able to use the files from an nfs, then simply copying those files to any local server should work similarly.. hope i understood that right and youve eaten your wheaties..
ill post if shit blows up.