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Select upstream by subdomain

July 18, 2011 02:42PM
We are rewriting our app and would like to migrate accounts to the new back end in chunks, though not in alphabetical sequence. All accounts have unique subdomains. We have thousands of accounts so I don't think that putting the rewrite rules in manually would be feasible. I thought that maybe a key-value store would be a good solution, so I built nginx with the memc-nginx-module. Now I'm getting stuck.

Here's what I would like to happen: when a request comes in, ngnix uses the subdomain as the key and checks for its existence in memcached. If so, it gets passed to the new back end. If not, it goes to the old back end.

Here's what I have so far:

upstream memback {
keepalive 1024 single;

location @old {
proxy_pass localhost:7001;

location @new {
proxy_pass other_host:7001;

location / {
set $memc_key $arg_key;
memc_pass memback;

I can't figure out how to capture the response (404 or 200) from memcached and route the request to the proper back end. Am I going about this totally wrong? Thanks!
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Select upstream by subdomain

adamjt July 18, 2011 02:42PM

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