I have a question, which I hope I can explain clearly, and would appreciate any help or guidance.
I'll be using Wirecast via Fibre broadband to send a high quality stream to an EC2 Wowza instance with a transcoder running which will generate 3 different bit-rates.
For a backup, I will be using Wirecast via a 3G modem to another EC2 Wowza instance but this time without the transcoder because it's a cheaper, lower power instance, so the server will only have 1 version of the stream and not 3 as above.
What's the best way for my main EC2 server acting as an Origin/Edge to speak to my backup EC2 and re-stream my backup single stream to the 3 multi-bitrate versions my web player (JW Player) would expect if my main broadband went down?
Again, hope that makes sense and thanks in advance,
The failover feature of Live Repeater that Sal mentions is the only built-in failover feature in Wowza. It works for new clients only however, but does nothing for playback clients that have already started streaming.
To use the Liverepeater failover effectively you would need at least 3 servers, two origins and an edge. Using a .stream file on the edge you would reference both servers with pipe (|) delimiter, like this: