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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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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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 ...
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MySQL Cluster Failover doesn't work

I have two servers, where First server 10.100.15.150: 1. one mgm server 2. one ndbd 3. one mysql api Second server 10.100.15.160: 1. one ndbd 2. one mysql api When i start all 'parts' of cluster ...
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Redis Master and Slave usage

While I know how to configure and run Redis master and slave on two different servers, I would like to whether my Webserver will be able to connect to slave redis server if the master redis server ...
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High available and secure FrontEnd to WebApps behind a firewall [closed]

my question is about proposed implementation of high available and secure FrontEnd to WebApps behind a firewall. The components of the network and their relationships are as follows: 1) 2 WebApps ...
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Cluster failover and strange gratuitous arp behavior

I am experiencing a strange Windows 2008R2 cluster related issue that is bothering me. I feel that I have come close as to what the issue is, but still don't fully understand what is happening. I ...
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Stop Nginx from accepting new connections on error

I am running an nginx server behind a separate (L-4) load balancer that basically just serves static files and forwards requests to a downstream web server. This works great as long as all the ...
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failover with crm - current server

crm status is kind of confusing :-( Which of the 2 nodes is the currently selected one and which one is the alternative machine for failover scenario? crm status ============ Last updated: Sun Jul ...
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linux routing or natting with ip on loopback interface as alias

Ive got eth0:0 192.168.2.10 (for bgp network announce, no vlan, alias on eth0) eth0.1 192.168.3.20 (for bgp session 1,vlan3 transport to bgp router) eth0.2 192.168.4.30 (for bgp session 2,vlan4 ...
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Can not establish connection after adding the IP Failover

I've bought an dedicated server some days ago, and now its time to setup some more IP failovers to handle my services, unfortunately, it seems like I can not access certain ports anymore if I'm using ...
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How can I implement a high availability service with JBoss 5?

I've tried to implement a high availability service with JBoss and Apache. The architecture is: Apache | | | | JBoss1 JBoss2 There is a balancer implemented from Apache to the ...
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Link bonding across multiple switches?

I've read up a little bit on bonding nics with ifenslave; what I'm having trouble understanding is whether there is special configuration needed in order to split the bonds across two switches. For ...
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MySQL: Pacemaker cannot start the failed master as a new slave?

pacemaker-1.0.12-1 corosync-1.2.7-1.1 I'm going to setup failover for MySQL replication (1 master and 1 slave) follow this guide: ...
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keepalived - service not available on the 'passive' host

I've got ip failover configured on two hosts for a mysql (percona) cluster with keepalived; the failover works as expected, but I cannot access the service from the host that is passive or in ...
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hosted failover(proxy?) service - does it exist?

We're in the planning phase to make our web application services redundant. Right now we've got our own physical servers at a colo, running a VMWare cluster connected to an EqualLogic SAN. It's a LAMP ...
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IP failover on different subnets

I have two real servers, on different subnets, each one with a permanent IP, and with a failover IP that can be used by either server. The hoster provides an API with which I can assign the failover ...
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DRBD(-alike) solution to enable failover for spool files

Im about to setup a failover-setup for our Kannel service using hardbeat and DRBD. One machine is the primary one, when that one dies/goes down, it switches to the secondary. Kannel is using a spool ...
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NFS failover WITHOUT DRBD?

So I am trying to set up a redundant NFS share in a cloud environment(all links internal, half gig links), and I am looking into using heartbeat for failover, but all the guides seem to be about ...
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Multiple LDAP servers with mod_authn_alias: failover not working when the first LDAP is down?

I've been trying to setup redundant LDAP servers with Apache 2.2.3. /etc/httpd/conf.d/authn_alias.conf <AuthnProviderAlias ldap master> AuthLDAPURL ...
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Adding redundancy to Hyper-V without a SAN

My organization has two identical servers, HP ProLiant DL380 G5. We do not have a SAN device. Each server has 8x 146GB HDD, and 48GB RAM. One server is currently configured as an Exchange server. ...
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Redundant Connection Issue

I'm trying to set up a redundant connection for our web hosting servers. I have a BGP-capable router connecting two lines from two separate ISP's, one fiber (primary), one DSL (failover). I've already ...
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Failing back from DNSSec to regular DNS

A disaster recovery plan has been proposed in a client's company that would fail back from DNSSec to regular DNS in the event of 1) A major site outage requiring the change of many DNS records 2) ...
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SBD killing both cluster nodes when there are even small SAN network problems

I am having problems with stonith SBD in a openais-based cluster. Some background: The active/passive cluster has two nodes, node1 and node2. They are configured to provide an NFS service to users. ...
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How can I use a backup internet circuit for incoming services/applications?

Current: Primary ISP - fiber Backup ISP - DSL We have various apps/services like VPN, email, etc. that come in on various external IPs on the primary ISP. Is there a way without BGP peering to ...
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Windows 2003 cluster: One node offline causes the cluster service on the other node to fail

I configured a 2 node cluster on 2 Windows 2003 machines with Exchange 2003 The resources: Majority node set Data volume Cluster IP Cluster network name Exchange 2003 system attendant (and all ...
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How to failover to another web service automatically?

I've got a 3rd party off-the-shelf windows application that needs to connect to a Web Service (IP address or URL) installed onto another server (actually running on Windows 7 Professional). My user ...
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Building right system for my needs [closed]

I will be providing "File-Hosting" service and I need something that works with me along the line and allow the project to expand. At first I was thinking about one big server with RAID 5 as a ...
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Manage DNS outage

I have been using ZoneEdit to manage my DNS. This has been generally fine except I did have a half our outage where two of their DNS servers were down causing my site to be inaccessible. What is the ...
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Hyper-V Manager/Server failover/redirections

I have currently one Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 server installed, it's successfully running 4 VM's, but memory/RAM is starting to become sparse. I actually have a 2nd machine available, so my great idea ...
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PG pool failover leads to two independent masters with network failure

I've got two servers set up with PG Pool to create a HA setup for a webapp. PGPool and postgres run on both servers, using streaming replication from server 1 to server 2. The webapp on each machine ...
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AlwaysOn SQL Server 2012 - any option for true active/active?

I'm about to upgrade and consolidate a group of SQL Server 2008R2 to a single SQL Server 2012. I want have high availability and looking for the different options. The number of databases is fairly ...
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ISC-DHCPD failover, Modifying host definitions via OMAPI

Background: I'm working on replacing my single DHCP server with 2 in a failover configuration. When I do a DHCP request I see the lease is created in both dhcpd.leases files on each server. However, I ...