Failover is the concept of moving services from one host or node to another in order to provide high availability in a computing system.

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Complete Failover Cluster Failure SQL Server 2012

We have experienced a full cluster failure on our 3 node cluster running SQL Server 2008 R2 with 7 SQL Server instances. It started when we rebooted one of the nodes and it returned an error: Node ...
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Prevent SQL Server failback after cluster aware updating

We have SQL Server 2012 in a two-node cluster with Windows Server 2012 (node and disk majority). Neither of the nodes are marked as preferred owner and the "Prevent Failback" option is selected. ...
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MySQL failover - Master to Master Replication

My company is trying to implement a MySQL failover mechanism, to achieve higher availability in our webservices tier - we commercialize a SaaS solution. To that end we have some low-end VMs scattered ...
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Avoiding MySQL Fabric to become a single point of failure

I managed to install and configure MySQL Fabric that manages multiple MySQL Server nodes. It works very well since I tested it by connecting to the Master node directly and played with the data ...
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Can you upgrade a single SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster Instance to SQL Server 2012?

Or do you have to upgrade every FCI on the Failover Cluster? The documentation doesn't seem to be clear. We have a 7 instances on a 3 node cluster. We want to upgrade only one of the instances from ...
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Promotion of PostgreSQL standby and application reconnection

Background: I work for a small company. We have been using PostgreSQL on Heroku as one of our core technologies. While, in general, we've been happy with Heroku, the company has made the decision ...
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PostgreSQL Automatic Failover (Trigger File Creation)?

Is there a way to detect if the master PostgreSQL (9.3) server becomes unresponsive, and if so, create the trigger file (that is specified in recovery.conf) that initiates the failover process? Or ...
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Failover Mirror

My name is Jackson and I'm from Brazil, sorry about my English. My question is about the failover process in SQL Server Mirror. Question: If just the database, not a instance or a server, goes ...
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MongoDB: Manual failover and failback between two datacenters?

This is about MongoDB and datacenter failover and failback. We're thinking about using two datacenters and this MongoDB replica set: DC1-M1 prio 1, votes 1 (datacenter 1, member 1) DC1-M2 prio 1, ...
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Log shipping - failed over to secondary, how to fail back

SQL 2012 I've been researching and testing Log Shipping as a DR solution. I got the two servers setup. Log shipping is in place and verified to be working correctly. I failed over by restoring the ...
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Windows Clustering 2008 R2

I'm trying to build a Windows cluster with 3 nodes, 2 Active and 1 Passive, And If I have to build in a way like N1 Active - N3 Passive will be refer as "cluster network 1" and N2 Active and N3 ...
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PostgreSQL Failover strategy

I'm lost when it comes to choose the failover technology for my postgresql database. The options I currently see are: PG Cluster Streaming Replication Warm Standby (log shipping?) Hot Standby Is ...
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Failover cluster connection issue

I'm trying to run SQL Server Failover cluster in Azure. I have NODE1 and NODE2 in a cluster and another SERVER in the same network trying to connect to the database server using the instance from ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group: Users on Secondary Server

We have an AlwaysOn Availability Group setup (DB1+DB2) and also a web server (Web1) outside of the domain that we need to connect to the AG using Windows Authentication. The following Windows ...
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Min no. of replicas to set up SQL Server Always ON over a Failover Cluster on a Windows Cluster

AO: Always ON FCI: Failover Cluster Instance WSFC: Windows Server Failover Cluster I'm scratching the surface of AO. I currently have one SQL 2012 FCI on a WSFC. Which means one Active node at a ...
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MS SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster connection issue

I was about to give up with this but I'll give it a go here if anyone can help. I've set up a fail-over cluster SQL Server with 2 SQL nodes, Domain controller and file witness. All seems to work ...
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Can't set up witness in Repmgr 2.0

I am trying to setup repmgr using the autofailover quick setup tutorial provided on Github Link But I am kind of stuck on the witness section, when trying to create the witness with repmgr -d repmgr ...
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How Automatic Failover Works (AlwaysOn)

I'm going to use AlwaysOn technology on my servers, but it's some unclear points in the documentation: Automatic failover looks like Primary replica (A) unaccessable Secondary replica (B) becomes ...
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How to Configure PostgreSQL Hotstandby Automatic Failover

So I have configured two postgeSQL servers to have hotstand by streaming, now my question is, how can I configure it so that when the master server goes down, the slave server will become the new ...
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Does Change Data Capture (CDC) work in a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances setup?

Does Change Data Capture (CDC) work in a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances setup? There would be two nodes in the AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances setup and two Domain ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group Forced Failover

May I request your input. I setup SQL 2012 with always on availability group for my databases in sync and secondary readable mode. I completed failover tests with sync mode and it is functioning as ...
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Heartbeat Options with MySQL and Possibilities

I would like to understand if the following scenarios are possible in Heartbeat in Linux. Setup: Two Database Servers running Mysql in Active/Passive mode in replication mode having Heartbeat setup ...
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How to update SQL Server 2005 clustered instances?

We have a 3 node cluster with an instance running on each. Windows 2003 R2 32bit (16GB) / SQL Server 2005 I want to bring them all up to build 9.00.5266 (SP 4 + CU3) (1 Node is already updated) The ...
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What are the differences between Mirroring and Failover Clustering and when is each one recommended over the other?

What are the main differences between Mirroring and Failover Clustering? What kind of problem each one solves and in what kind of scenarios is each one recommended over the other?
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Difference between accessing SQL Server by instance name and cluster name [closed]

I have installed failover clustering feature on two servers with Windows Server 2012 and then I installed SQL Server 2012 on both of them. I also enabled SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn feature. Now I can ...
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Automatic Failover in Availability Group

I have 2 nodes in my SQL server fail over cluster. I use SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups for HA purpose. The problem is that when one my server goes down the automatic fail over does not happen! ...
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Is there failover server parameter in PostgreSQL connection string?

Is there failover server parameter in PostgreSQL connection string that can be used to automatically switch from primary server to secondary sever ? We have been using similar functionality on MS SQL ...
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TDE in a SQL Cluster

I'm researchig into databnase encryption and whilst TDE seems to do exactly what it says on the tin, there seems to be no information on how to configure it up in a Microsoft failover SQL Cluster, or ...
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Automatic Failover without data replication

I have a need to be able to automatically failover my databases and most need data replication. However, one database does not need data replication and so, for performance reasons, we do not include ...
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Can we use old primary to sync with standby after failover in PostgreSQL?

If my standby (postgres) is behind by few seconds before failover. What is the easiest way to sync back my old primary after failover in PostgreSQL. In Oracle we have the option of Reinstating a ...
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SQL Server Standard High Availability (HA) with two nodes

Is it possible to accomplish High Availability (HA) with two SQL Server Standard nodes ? We can't use SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn without Groups as it has single point of failure by using the "single" ...
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Problem adding a new node to a SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster

I tried to add a new node to SQL Server (2012 Standard) Failover, that is already installed on another node in Windows2012 Failover Cluster I have an issue with non editable field wiht input for SQL ...
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Clustering vs. transactional replication vs. availability groups

Assuming you need to make sure your application that relies on SQL Server 2012 as its database backend is available around the clock, even if one server machine fails. As a developer and not a DBA, I ...
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Do I need to perform any tasks after Postgres goes into recovery mode?

For starters, I do not have any sort of automated failover in place. After two scenarios, I'm unsure of the state of the database and any required actions, if any, to take: My master server ...
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PostgreSQL Failover Issue

I have 3 PostgreSQL (9.1) server's, 1 master and 2 slave. I have configured streaming replication between them. Now when i shutdown the primary server and convert one of the slave to act as primary ( ...
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Issue with DNS after SQL Server 2012 Failover is reinstaled with the same DNS names

I tried to reinstall enviroment with Win2012 and SQL2012 by using the same IP/AD/DNS names for nodes in Win/SQLFailover on the same HW where Win/SQLFailover runned succefully, configurations for ...
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Single disk for Data, System, User, Temp and Backup when installing Fail Over Cluster?

I have a Windows cluster with two nodes. I am trying to make Fail Over Cluster using SQL Server 2012. On both nodes there is 2 TB storage available which I can access as: ...
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How do I automate failover in PostgreSQL 9.1?

I am new to PostgreSQL, and I have a task of implementing replication and failover in PostgreSQL database. We are using 2 nodes (1st Primary and 2nd Slave). I have configured the streaming replication ...
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Is MSDTC required for SQL Server 2012 Fail Over Cluster?

I am making a 2 node SQL Server 2012 Fail Over Cluster, do I need to install MSDTC also? If yes then can both be installed on single shared disk?
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Failover scenario with principal “hard down”

My company has a failover pair of SQL Server 2005 instances, which provide database availability for a UL-licensed alarm/call center, where uptime and availability are critical for life safety. ...
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RBS and Fail Over Cluster with SQL Server 2012

I am trying to install one SQL Server 2012 cluster with two nodes. I will also be enabling Remote Blob Storage (RBS) on server so I was wondering if I need to take something in account while ...
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Understanding disk requirement to make fail over cluster

Please take a look at the following screenshot. I am trying to make SQL Server 2012 Fail Over Cluster using two nodes. As you know we need to have a shared SAN which will be used by both nodes to ...
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Understanding two NICs requirement for SQL fail over cluster

I am trying to make an SQL Server 2013 fail over cluster. I have two DB machines. I understand that both machines need 2 NICs each. In my organization the IP scheme assigned is something like ...
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How do I set up high availability at the instance level? [closed]

I have two database instances (Instance A, Instance B) of SQL Server, each one hosted on a separate VM using windows server 2012. Instance A has SQL Server 2008 R2, instance B has Sql server 2012. I'm ...
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Get missed transactions from slave

I'm trying to write a disaster recovery plan, I have one way replication with 1 master(A) and 3 slaves(B,C,D) A /|\ / | \ B C D Let's say my master crash, and I loose all data on ...
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Postgresql Streaming Replication - pgpool2 - failover

In my scenario I want pgpool to forward read only queries to slaves when the master goes down - I want my app to be in the "read only mode". How do I setup pgpool to accept read only queries when ...
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changing server roles in streaming replication

I want to implement streaming replication using postgresql-9.2.4 in my reporting application. I came stuck on the below scenario. create master and slave with synchronous replication which is ...
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If I fail over one database, do the others that share the same mirror endpoint fail over as well?

We have two databases setup for mirroring on a single SQL Server instance: a test database and a production database. Both get mirrored to another server using the exact same endpoints. If I go into ...
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Streaming replication setup, sane setup?

Not being a DBA as main profession, I would like to know if the following assumptions are true. I have been searching the net for days and I think I have understand it correctly, but I would like to ...
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Any solution to fix circular replication fail-over?

I've developed a point-of-sale system for our corporation, which has 25+ branches across the country. Each branch has its own MySQL POS database on a WAMP server. I want every event that occurs in ...