Save is a lightweight framework for creating high availability systems. Save manages IP addresses shared between multiple servers with the same function and monitors the health of those servers to determine which should be actively servicing requests at any given time. Save has additional features to facilitate the administration of high availability systems. Synchronization mechanisms allow configuration files to be kept consistent between systems as well as allowing commands to be executed across all servers of a particular type. Archival mechanisms provide automatic version control of configuration files to aid in recovery in case of errant configuration. Validation mechanisms allow configuration files to be automatically checked for correctness before they are installed on all peer servers.