We have a scaled-out Content Deployer architecture: A single publication target with 2 destinations corresponding to deployers in separate data centres (each publishing to separate broker databases). We have connected each deployer to a Fredhopper Index Server, each of which has multiple Query Servers.
For publishing content this works OK, however promotions are created via the SmartTarget webservice, which is connected to a publication target and thus a single Index Server. As such we need to make sure that business.xml (which contains the promotion definition) and trigger-types.xml are sync'd from one Index Server to the other.
Is it possible to do this without stopping the second Index Server (and thus creating a blockage in the publishing process). Playing around with the export-capture and import-capture features, these seem to require an index stop/start, so I am wondering if there is another way?
We are using SmartTarget 2014 SP1.