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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Fail-over VPN with two ISPs and Cisco ASA 5500 Series

We have a couple of branch offices that need to connect to a main site. We plan to use Cisco ASAs 5515 to establish VPN connections. We would also like to have 2 ISPs at each location to make the ...
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Simple failover: Use NAT? (Network Address Translation)

We have a Windows Server 2008 server which needs very high uptime. We want failover in the event we need to take it offline for some reason, ex: hardware update, software update, etc. It runs mostly ...
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Exchange DAG fails over during backup

It seems like every night during our backup process, the Exchange DAG fails over. Is it possible to change a tolerance setting to prevent the DAG from unnecessarily failing over during backup times?
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Dual Linux NFS Server Failover - nfsv4leastime / nfsv4gracetime

first time here posting, i hope i won't do many mistakes. I've a setup with 2 NFS server. They're using corosync/pacemaker + drbd to offer active/passive nfs server. Distro used is Ubuntu latest LTS ...
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What is the easiest way to obtain a script-driven hot failover system?

I need to reconfigure a prod env to provide hot failover for a db driven web app written in Perl that is currently running on an Apache HTTPD server, on a Linux OS. The app is not designed to run in ...
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Unable to remote desktop using failover cluster name

I am using Microsoft Failover Cluster and I have 2 nodes - say node1 & node2. The nodes are successfully accessed by remote desktop. but the cluster name is not accessible. The cluster name is ...
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Can a File Server resource be brought online if there is no dependency Disk provided in Microsoft Failover Cluster?

We have a Failover cluster having 2 nodes and we have set up a File Server resource which has 3 disks related to 3 File Server resources. I tried to create a new File Server share in that same service ...
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MongoDB replicaSet failover incurs 1000x query response time increase

I'm testing a production MongoDB replica set failover. When I manually fail one of the instances I see an approx. 1000x (one thousand x) decrease in response times of my PHP queries. I'm on the ...
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one website on 2 servers [closed]

i want to put my website on 2 servers, When server #1 is down, my site loads from server#2 . How can i do this? i want this 2 servers synced realtime... is there any software for this? or any trick? ...
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How to setup cluster of virtual machines to host web application with fail-over redundancy?

I would like to know how to setup a cluster of virtual machines to host a web application. We are expecting a high volume of clients connecting. I would like a cluster of virtual machines (or ...
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No Internet access after successful failover?

I am using pfSense 2.0.2 and want to set up a failover between my normal WAN connection (GW_WAN) and a 3G surfstick (GW_OPT8). I put both in a gateway group called WAN_FAILOVER: GW_WAN Tier1 ...
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Achieving Five Nines

I am building a web application where uptime is key. I understand that 100% uptime is not realistic but I would like to achieve five nines. I'm unsure as to the most prudent way to accomplish this. ...
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Using Amazon route53 for high availability

Using Amazon Route53 DNS, is it possible to build a highly available setup pointing to multiple web servers not on Amazon? I don't need to worry about session stickyness. Let's assume I have two web ...
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Is failover with only two servers possible?

I'm trying to set up a basic high-availability solution with HAproxy and mysql. Currently it looks like this In case of host1 failing, the host2 is supposed to get it's IP and traffic (using feature ...
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Hyper-V Redundancy without Domain

We currently run a Hyper-V server on a non-domain W2008 server, and are looking to build a failover solution. Because all the (6-10) VM guests are linuxes, and our datacenter space is 90% non ...
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HA Options for Windows Servers

We are looking at different options to allow us to stay up and running when our primary datacenter (DC1) goes down for any reason. What is the main difference in having a offsite server updated all ...
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How to setup a failover solution for Windows 2003 SMTP Server?

I'm currently running Windows SMTP Server on a rented Windows 2003 Server VM. There are times when my hosting company network is down and my clients can't send their emails via the SMTP Server host I ...
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Linux HA Heartbeat Virtual IP Switching with domain name linked to it

I have heartbeat set up on two servers like so: Master: 10.15.1.50 Backup: 10.15.1.51 (Virtual IP: 10.15.1.52) So, the master always has 10.15.1.52 as well, but if it goes down, the backup will ...
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Hyper-V R2 can't add a teamed NIC as External Network

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter and which was part of a Hyper-V Failover Cluster. It has 8x Broadcom BCM5709C NICs and three are teamed together to be my ...
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Is a virtual IP assigned by a hosting provider?

I'm going to be setting up HA proxy with 2 physical servers, using heartbeatd. I'm going to have clients point domains to an IP address which can't change after doing so. My hosting provider has ...
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IIS: How do you handle Windows reboots?

We have one VPS (Windows 2008 R2+IIS7.5), with an asp.net mvc 3 application. The main question is: how to handle issues when Windows needs to reboot? (after installing Windows Updates or anything ...
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Relying on shared disks for heartbeat

I read somewhere that using shared disks for heartbeats is reliable even if network totally fails. I read it in the context of remedy from split-brain. Is this correct? But I can not understand this. ...
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Nginx reverse proxy: How to serve 'back soon' html file while fronted server restarts

I have a WSGI server fronted by nginx. Say I bring the WSGI instance down for maintenance/update, is there a nice way of nginx automatically serving up any requests to that application with a ...
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Software load balancing fail-over vs hardware [closed]

Please correct me, but my understanding is that with software load balancing a service must be run on each server while there is one DS that notifies the other servers that a server has gone down and ...
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DC/DNS failover with global/common DNS roundrobin

I think I am getting lost in network failover land. I am trying to set up a Windows Domain Controller and DNS, while providing resilients and failover. I have two Domain Controllers and DNS servers. ...
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Many ISP's is block port 25, how do I choose an alternative port?

I am building an application that will be acting as a combined MUA/MTA on different networks. However, many of the networks are with ISP's that block port 25 for SMTP. Therefore I would also like to ...
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Apache failover for JBoss

I am running a JBoss web app (AS 6 Final) hosted on linux (Debian). I would like to implement a failover solution so that when JBoss is down, a static web page is served in its place. My current ...
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Nginx automatic failover

How do I setup Nginx on two machines so that if the primary machine crashes there is automatic failover to the 2nd machine? And what are the best practices here? There seems to already be a lot ...
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What is a reliable device to detect, from the outside, if my internet connection has gone down?

We host some web sites on servers in our office. We have two internet connections, a primary and a backup connection (with separate IP address ranges.) We need to be able to detect, from outside our ...
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Force failover a Cisco ASA

I have two ASA in a lan state primary\secondary configuration. None of them have "failover active" or "no failover active" in their configuration. Would it be proper to failover in a manner such as: ...
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postgreSQL replication and failover with repmgr on Ubuntu

I'm new to Linux and have been tasked with setting up a redundant Linux DB server with PostgreSQL. preferably the fail-over needs to be automatic, but a manual process will be fine for now. What I ...
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Router failover not detecting outside interface link lost

Suppose I have two routers configured in master/slave configuration. They look something like this (addresses are not real ones) 123.123.123.10 <===> [eth0] Router 1 (10.1.1.2) [eth1] ===> ...
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JBoss: switch domain in case of failure

In a cluster configuration of 2 different physical servers, managed with the domain setup, where one of the servers is the master and acts as a domain and the other is the slave and gets the ...
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Blackberry Outage: How can I PIN a large number of users?

We lost power due to the hurricane and need to notify BES users that services will be restored soon. How can I extract all BES users and send them a notification message? Also how do I alter the ...
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Best failover strategy for e-mail servers on AWS to ensure high availability

We have our e-mail server hosted on AWS. Last week Amazon had a failure in their East Coast region which brought down our server along with many others. We now want to implement a failover strategy ...
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Ways to do simple failover with one server and two IPs

The setup is one server (Windows 2008) at one location with two incoming connections. As the server has to interface with various on-site devices, and will have a small number of incoming ...
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Linux/Vyatta failover with GRE and OSPF/BGP

I have strange problem with routing failover in scenario: I'm trying do this failover via ospf or bgp, in both happens the same strange behavior with tunnels: For 192.7.0.0 TUN providing default route ...
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Squid on windows loadbalancing only to one server

After thousands of googles and trying days i cant get the load balancer/failover in squid on windows to work. Iam using squid 2.7. My webservers are 2 single NIC lighttpd and one dual nic lighttpd. ...
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DNS failover across multiple datacenters?

I've got a site that is starting to get a lot of traffic and just the other day, we had a network outage at the datacenter where our loadbalancer (haproxy) is hosted at. This worried me as despite all ...
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Can Windows cluster failover a custom TCP Server application even when Windows itself is working?

I develop a TCP server application that listens to a specific port. One of my users is asking me if my application can run on an active-active Windows 2008 Enterprise cluster. Having only almost no ...
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Looking for a solid redirection infrastructre [closed]

We have critical servers (webservers and databases) that are fully replicated, except for the reverse proxy that we use to hide the internal stuff. This proxy is acting like a router that filters and ...
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High availability setup with 2 tomcat servers in Windows

I am trying to set up a high availability setup(not load balancing, only HA) with 2 tomcat servers. When I google for information, I get tons of links with apache+HAProxy+keepalived setup for linux ...
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Magento hosting on a budget

I have to do a setup for Magento. My constraint is primarily ease of setup and fault tolerance/fail over. Furthermore costs are an issue. I have three identical physical servers to get the job done. ...
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Secondary backup server

I've been given a task to implement a backup solution in the event of our website goes down. It is a dedicated server running centos 6. From what i've experience on our server, our server may go down ...
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Secondary DHCP server won't start on Centos 6.2

I'm trying to create a backup DHCP server. Server times are in sync. Primary server starts fine. Secondary server won't start. Error from /var/log/messages is: Sep 15 14:47:45 stream dhcpd: ...
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Just one client bound to address and port: does it make a difference broadcast versus unicast in terms of overhead?

Scenario: I am implementing failed over for a network node, so my idea is to make the master node listens on a broadcast ip address and port. If the master node fails, another failover node will ...
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DNS Round-robin, Load Balancing, Load sharing, and failover in 2012

I have been reading many posts on serverfault as well as on other sites regarding all these. What I understand is, Multiple A records(round-robin dns) can be used for both : Load sharing ...
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If DNS Failover is not recommended, what is?

As a followup question to his very popular question: Why is DNS failover not recommended?, I think it was agreed that DNS failover is not 100% reliable due to caching. However the highest voted ...
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Loadbalancing JBoss with haproxy AND mod_jk

I've been tasked to explore ways of building a very fail-resistant configuration for a professional application developed for JBoss. I have a somewhat fixed hardware configuration (servers have ...
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Sonicwall with failover, multiple subnets, and preferred WAN interface per subnet

I am trying to set up my Sonicwall TZ-210 as follows: Two WAN interfaces (different ISPs), set up in failover mode. Two LAN interfaces with different subnets Each LAN subnet will have a preferred ...