In its current form, the 2N+1 arrangement I’m developing as a method to produce enterprise class hosting from low cost commodity cloud VMs uses syncthing to manage replication of the file system across 3 zones however it runs syncthing as root which is simply horrendous in so many ways. The reason for this is to enable Apache configuration to auto-propagate between servers.
This responsibility should be defined on saltstack and frequently validated too. Saltstack should ultimately provide an automation layer that reduces human intervention a step only required in unusual circumstances.
I’m evaluating some methods and will post something constructive once i begin to stage it.