In computing, failover is automatic switching to a redundant or standby computer server, system, or network upon the failure or abnormal termination of the previously active application, server, system, or network. Failover and switchover are essentially the same operation, except that failover is ...

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Redundant routing (active/backup) on linux

I'm currently trying to setup a redundant routing on RHEL 5. The target goal is to have a primary route to a subnet and a backup route to that subnet, to be used only if the gateway of the primary ...
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IP Failover - Configured, but disabled

I have multiple debian servers on which I configured "IP Failovers" or "Floating IPs". My floating IP is 10.0.0.2 and I have an A records: www.example.com pointing to this IP. I configured this ...
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How much failover redundancy is enough? [closed]

I'm working on a client-server system where all clients currently submit their transactions to essentially a single west-coast IP address to reach what is called the "gateway" application. The ...
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ScreenOS Failover tunnel

I have a route-based vpn from my site (Netscreen204) to a customer site (Fortinet) . They want a second, backup tunnel in case of failure, and will be using the Fortune there too. The only thing I ...
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Is it possible to have VOIP and data share a common fail-over connection?

Internally, VOIP and data services are wired separately. They operate on two mutually exclusive networks, with separate broadband connections. Currently, there is no fail-over backup for VOIP ...
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MongoDB Failover Replica Set

I'm newbie to mongodb replica sets and sharding.. I am setting up IP Failover on two servers. I set up DNS failover at AWS route 53 to switch the IP address in case the main server goes down. I also ...
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Can Nagios monitor a service only by hostname?

I have two hosts server1 and server2 where I do manual fail over. The C record master-server then points to the one which is the master. Only the master host should have a certain service checked. It ...
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SQL Server Failover Cluster on Azure (HA Strategy)

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster? An Azure blob ...
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How to handle IP's with manual failover?

I have two identical storage hosts where the master is the only one the users can access. If the master fails, then I want to manually change the DHCP address, so instead of master points to ...
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HyperDB Configuration Master/Slave

Running on server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5, with a MySQL Master/Slave (also on server 2008 r2), and WordPress 3.7. Is it ONLY compatible with wordpress 3.5.2? If that is so is there any other plugins to allow ...
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Automatic failover in SQL server alwayson availability group

I have 2 nodes in my SQL server fail over cluster. I use SQL server 2012 always on feature for HA purpose. The problem is that when one my server goes down the automatic fail over does not happen! ...
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keepalived - random re-elections

We have set up 3 servers running keepalived . We started noticing some random re-elections occurring which we can't explain so I cam here looking for advice. Here is our configuration: MASTER: ...
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database cluster fail over [closed]

I planed to develop a customized HA program for MSSQL, but I got a question when reading some articles about cluster. When master is down, then slaves vote for a new master, and the new master will ...
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High Available SQL Server without SAN by using AlwaysOn feature

I have two Microsoft SQL Servers (v 2012) and I want to make them mirror and when one of them goes down the second one will be replaced. AlwaysOn is a new feature in SQL Server 2012 that is ...
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Reserve Memory For Shell / Putty To Login When Server Is Overloaded (High Load)

I am currently trying to improve my failover strategies. Aside from adding a DNS failover I want to make sure I am able to log in via a shell Whenever the server is overloaded I am unable to log in ...
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Failover web hosting with multiple NS

Are there any drawbacks in having each nameserver entry in a domain name point to different failover server? In this setup, the same DNS server will also serve the content - so if it's down, the ...
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Create a fail-safe private network between multiple cloud servers

I want to create a virtual private network between two or more virtual cloud servers, comparable to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC is not an option, as the servers are not hosted at AWS). I ...
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Keepalived failover not working for Static NAT target behind Cisco ASA

I've got a Cisco ASA[0] with a pair of Linux boxes in the DMZ running Keepalived and HAproxy acting as a load-balancing failover pair for another pair of Windows servers, also in the DMZ. I'm ...
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Failover clustering or Network Load Balance on windows server

I have 2 servers with Windows 2008 R2 standard OS. I need to create a cluster in case on of the servers goes down ; so the other one will continue provide services. The services we mostly use are a ...
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KeepAliveD, Rackspace Cloud, Unicast - both LB's enter MASTER state…?

I have set up two HAProxy Load Balancers in an Active->Passive pair. KeepAliveD will be used for failover between MASTER and BACKUP servers. Like most clouds, Multicast is not supported so I cannot ...
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FreeIPA issue: after ipa1 server kernel panic, not switching to ipa2 failover server

Our setup is as follows. All machines are running under Centos 5.8. We have a gateway machine with a firewall, gw.example.com, through which all external traffic is funneled. Behind it we have 2 ...
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SQL DTC Failover Scenario

We had an interesting scenario in our clustered production environment last week. SQL 2008/R2 two boxes clustered on Win 2008/R2 in Active/Passive mode. On the active node A, the clustered MS/DTC ...
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web server redundancy in case of network failure

I have a (web) server at a datacenter, which at times (as all datacenters do) has network failures (for like 10-30 minutes). I have a second server at a different company (datacenter) which I could ...
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Failover for server with dual WAN

I have one mail server, one SonicWall firewall, two Internet providers, and an internal DNS server. I have WAN failover set up on the SonicWall so in the event that the primary connection is down ...
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Hyper-V File Server Clustering - at my wit’s end [duplicate]

I am at my wit’s end with File Server clustering under Hyper-V. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me figure out this Gordian Knot of a technology that seems to have dead ends (like ...
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TeamCity (or Jenkins) with Cluster/Replicated servers

We use Team City 7 for Continuous Intergration. Sometimes I need to bring down the server for maintenance which stirs up complaints. Is anyone using a cluster for these types of servers where there ...
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glusterfs mounts get unmounted when 1 of the 2 bricks goes offline

I have an odd case where 1 of the 2 replicated glusterfs bricks will go offline and take all of the client mounts down with it. As I understand it, this should not be happening. It should fail over ...
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Redis sentinel + HAProxy failover

I am looking to implement a HA redis implementation using Master-Slave redis servers. The web servers will connect to these through an HAProxy instance installed on each box. The situation is easy ...
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Proper management of PGPool II

Currently I have a site, with one Postgres database server. It is just for a select number of users (less than ten) but it needs the maximum uptime possible. I would like some kind of automatic ...
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What is the best way to setup a heartbeat agent for failover between two VMs? [closed]

I have two VMs in VirtualBox that use NAT for their network adapters. They are both getting the same IP address, so I will need to reconfigure that; but knowing that, is it possible to set up a ...
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Failover server virtualization, what solution? [closed]

I currently have a web/mail server with mutiple virtual domains on it. I would like to run a failover server (all my dns are already on an failover ip), keep it in sync with the main server. Thus ...
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Server DR configuration

I have 2 Dell PowerEdge Servers, a Dell T310 and a Dell T320 - both running Windows 2008 Server. My main application runs on the T320 (with Raid 1 on the data drive - configured using Dell utility), ...
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Hardware failover of linux server without clusters or vm?

Any ideas on how to provide complete failover for a SLES11 installation without implementing clusters or vm? The applications that are running are not (and will never be) cluster aware. There are ...
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nginx reverse proxy - try upstream A, then B, then A again

I'm trying to set up nginx as a reverse proxy, with a large number of backend servers. I'd like to start up the backends on-demand (on the first request that comes in), so I have a control process ...
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Any software/proxy that can do SMTP failover?

I'm using a monitoring software that sends out email to my ISP's mail server (SMTP Server). But sometimes, the ISP's mail server goes down, or takes too long to respond, I would like to find out if ...
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Limit Devices on SonicWall FailOver Connection

We'd like to use a SonicWall to configure a failover Internet connection that will likely use a Verizon 4G "jetpack". We don't anticipate having to use this very often but when we do we are concerned ...
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DNS failover in virtual network

I have read some articles here and on other websites about the drawbacks of using DNS to implement high availability services. This is mostly due to the fact that configuring DNS to work efficiently ...
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ESXi 5x cluster Hardware Failure Scenario

Hello fellas engineers. I have a ESXi5.0 cluster setup with 3 ESXi hosts. Now I need to create a test case for networking hardware failure and preform the test in the datacenter. My Setup: 1) 3 ...
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DRBD for HA Server in Small Office Questions

Backround: We are in need of a HA server in a small office environment and are looking at DRBD to provide it. We only have about 100GB that needs to be on the HA server and server load will be ...
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DHCP failover with isc-dhcp-server using two secondary servers

I'm rearranging our network and putting some DHCP failover since we have a lot of machines, and even servers, getting IP addresses with DHCP. Today we have a nice DNS topology with one master server ...
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Sharing storage between DFS nodes providing failover without failover manager

I'm currently consulting for a small engineering firm that has been using a single server for all their domain needs and their management has got sick of not being able to access networked shares from ...
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Best strategy for maintaining different config file versions for failover

I have two servers. They're both LAMP servers with one as the primary public facing machine and the other as the secondary. Right now I have a script on the secondary that monitors the primary. If ...
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Ip-failover and geolocalization

I have a server (from OVH) located in France with French ip. However most of the people coming to my website are from Poland. From what I read having a Polish ip address could lead to better search ...
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Azure Load balancing internal instances of web/worker roles?

As far as I know Azure does not have a load balancer for internal services, internal endpoints are not load balanced. But can someone have implemented a "soft" solution, or can advice me some helpful ...
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Setting up apache + mysql + exim on new servers. Redundancy/HA/Failover?

We are currently moving our single Linux server to a few other physical Linux servers, and would like to take the opportunity to have some more failover options. Backups are fine, and we don't ...
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Configure Jenkins for LDAP failover [closed]

I was wondering if anyone has successfully configured Jenkins with two LDAP servers so if one server fails, it will query the other server?
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How to make active/passive jboss resource in pacemaker

I want to configure my pacemaker for jboss server. I have 2 nodes with mysql master/slave configured. The problem is I want to start jboss on node which is located master database. The one possible ...
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Cisco ASA failover can't ping gateway

I'm currently trying to set up a failover network for my Cisco ASA 55x0 using the SLA traking. I have the "outside" interface (network 89.x.x.48/29) and the "outside2" interface (network ...
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RedHat 6 Cluster Failover

I'm testing the RedHat Cluster Administration tool documented here: https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Cluster_Administration/index.html I have two ...
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Detect if the original node failed in tomcat cluster

I have two nodes in a cluster. Node1 initially servers requests. Loadbalancer redirects the request to node 2 if the first node fails. I would like to know if there is a way for the Node 2 to detect ...