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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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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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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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 ...
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Secondary fallback/failover network on Cisco ASA

In my network there is a Cisco ASA 55x0 with "inside" interface (network 192.168.79.0/24) and "outside" interface (network 89.x.x.48/29) There is this nat rule: object network NAToutside nat ...
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Configuring HAProxy with memcache with failover

I'm configuring a new set of servers for an existing Wordpress site, and it's been requested that memcache be available and made more resilient. The idea proposed is to have HAProxy send requests to ...
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Server 2012 cluster - SAN volume - failover not working

The following configuration is available: - 3 HP SAN disk Enclusores / 2 SAN controller; HSV200 (FC) - 2 HP Brocade SAN switches - 2 HP blade servers, each with a QLogic FC HBA QMH2462 - SAN volume is ...
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VPN Failover Cisco ASA 5505

So basically we have a Cisco ASA 5505 (we have inherited this from a customer, none of us have any experience with Cisco's). Now essentially we have to WAN lines which we have setup in Failover, via ...
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Performance penalty when using CNAME

We are using the current CNAME record for a server, i.e. foo.example.com => CNAME => server1.example.com server1.example.com => CNAME => ec2-34-142-138-31.compute-1.amazonaws.com ...
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AWS EC2 Mailserver Failover Strategies done right

I'm researching in this topic really hard the last few days and i just want to discuss this with a few specific questions - i did not find any suitable thread here that is covering my needs and ...
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Is it possible to have automatic failover of a windows service without windows clustering?

Due to a partial failure of our SAN we have switched our message queuing (Active MQ) from using network storage to using local storage. Because the secondary server is no longer sharing the same ...
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Openldap Mirror Mode replication failover

We have currently one master ldap server and around 400 slave servers which are partially replicated through that master.All openldap versions are same and 2.4.31 What we want is actually if master ...
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Infiniband, SRP and failover

I am considering an linux-based infiniband storage setup, but I am tripping over whether or not I can do active/passive or active/active failover with DRBD and SRP targets. I am led to believe that ...
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How can I set up the most manual sort of failover possible?

I do not want my servers to automatically fail over, even if it means an hour of downtime. I have synchronous replication in my DB, and I have 4 servers (2 app and 2 database). How can I use virtual ...
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Bond0 Failover when link light stays up: High Availability Network

Configuration: Two switches, each with a separate internet route Centos servers with eth0 and eth1 bonded as an active-backup on bond0, eth0 in on switch and eth1 in the other /etc/modprobe.conf ...
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Single Static Public IP FAILOVER to Other PUBLIC IP Address

We have a customer that has a windows server located behind a dual wan router that has two static IP addresses from each ISP. They have staff out in the field that have laptops with applications that ...
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Memcached distribution

I have a question about memcached distribution across nodes. We have 20 memcached nodes with 200GB memcached on each. Our apps are PHP apps. $memcache->setOption(Memcached::OPT_DISTRIBUTION, ...