High-availability technologies mask the effects of hardware or software failure, so that perceived downtime for users and applications is minimized.

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How to make distributor highly available in Always On Configuration

We have clients requested us to configure Always on with Replication. Microsoft does not support it. "The distributor should not be a host for any of the current (or intended) replicas of the ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group error after Windows Update in environment without a failover cluster

Our SQL Server service was down this morning which brought down some of our websites. When I went to check the Windows Event Viewer I saw the following errors: Script level upgrade for database ...
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Restoring a SQL Server 2012 database in high availability

I have a database which is in always-on high availability mode synchronized with another database on a different instance. How can I restore from a .bak file into the primary database using T-SQL? ...
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Effects of renaming FC and using its original name for AG network name

We have a Failover Cluster, named MainSQL consisting of MainSQL01 and MailSQL02 which are default named instances and we can connect to whichever is the active node with just simply MainSQL. If we ...
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SQL database disaster recovery in a second datacenter using storage

I have the following: Data Center (1) has a set of two Microsoft SQL Server databases. They are clustered using MSCS and shared NetApp storage FAS3250 system. This provides me with local fail-over / ...
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What happens on the primary when log cannot be restored on the secondary on Log Shipping

I would like to setup a log shipping but I have a concern as to what would happen if the restore operation on the secondary would fail for some reason. I want the primary database keep working no ...
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HA - MySQL Master Master replication - Duplicate entry errors

I am running Percona MySQL 5.5.39 on two masters with keepalived monitoring a VIP which will failover to the standby master if the primary master goes dark. While testing the fault tolerance of my ...
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how to change the backend order in pgpool

I want to change the backends order in pgpool. I want to keep my master host always as the first backend. I have been configure the failover command: NEW_MASTER_INFO=($(PcpNodeInfo ...
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when install pgpool is also needed install hearbeat and watchdog

I am trying to get the PostgreSQL services High Availability (HA) and then I am using pgpool-II. When I install and configure pgpool, the WATCHDOG section seems to doesn't works, then I have a ...
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Altering table on SQL Server 2012 AON High Availability Databases [duplicate]

In a production site, the current configuration I am using is three SQL Server 2012 servers, with some databases configured with AON High Availability. I understand that between the AON High ...
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how to get pgpool2 HA

I am using pgpool2 and PostgreSQL to get a HA of postgresql service. I have been working in this: .-----. .--------. | | W | DB | | PGP ...
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How the xlogs files travels form Master to Slave

I have some doubts about how the workflow proccess in PostgreSQL replication using archiving logs. If I have this configuration in Master postgresql.conf: archive_command = 'test ! -f ...
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How can I sync databases to a secondary server for read-only usage?

I want to sync databases to a secondary server that will be used read-only for SQL Server Reporting Services. These syncs can be done once or twice nightly and mid morning; synced database sizes ...
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What Current Continuous SQL Server Backup Solutions Are there?

With Mirroring being deprecated in SQL Server 2012 and up along with AlwaysON Availability Groups costing $7k per core, I am wonder what options are there for constant reliable backups with a somewhat ...
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How to check history of primary node in AlwaysOn HA environment?

How do I see history of failovers of the primary node in cluster? I'm trying to figure out at what point secondary node started to act as primary. We are running Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server ...
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Configuring multiple listeners on SQL Server 2012 through High Availability

We have configured two SQL servers on Azure and they are in HA. There are about 10 databases and we wanted to have two critical ones on one dedicated HA group. The listener worked fine until we ...
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AlwaysOn FCI + HA Setup Question

I am planning to create FCI + HA solution in the same datacenter, but running into some problems. I'd really appreciate if someone can provide some guidance. Here is the current configuration (All ...
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timeline 2 of the primary does not match recovery target timeline 1

I want to create a configuration with postgresql and pgpool to get height availability (HA). I want to do this: .-----. .--------. | | W | DB | | APP ...
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Failover Cluster Diagnostic Logs

I know there must be a simple answer to this question, but I cannot find it anywhere. Our SQL 2012 FCI have SQLDIAG .XEL files in their MSSQL\LOG folder. In some instances, these files are often ...
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Standard Edition High Availability without Shared Storage

I'm a software dev with little experience managing SQL Server so please bear with me. We are developing a piece of software that needs to be highly available, with a significant degree of resilience. ...
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MHA configuration problem with MariaDB10

I am using MHA (MySQL Master High Availability) over a MySQL/MariaDB master-slaves pool. Here is my setup : master1(10.0.0.1:3306) (current master) MySQL 5.1 (log-bin:enabled) ...
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Db2 high availability Instance configuration db2haicu fails

Hi I Configured db2 HADR between two servers and the servers are running in HADR Primary and Standby are syncing up I tried to configure the instance configuration utility db2haicu on both the ...
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Listener pointing to incorrect AlwaysOn Availability Group

All, Thanks in advance I have two instances of SQL Server 2012 SP1 on a three node WSFC with a HAdr group on each instance with a corresponding listener. Instance 1's listener points to Instance 1, ...
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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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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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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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High Availability in PostgreSQL with automated failover

I am currently working on designing an architecture for High Availability in PostgreSQL for a database of approximately 5TB in size. Also, I would like to re-direct my reads to a slave node(preferably ...
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Failover Cluster and AlwaysOn Availability Groups across Data Centers

We have two 3 node clusters in separate data centers, let's call them ClusterP and ClusterS. ClusterP is our primary and ClusterS is our secondary for disaster recovery. Each cluster has multiple ...
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How to run SQL Job only on primary replica in AlwaysOn Availability Groups? [duplicate]

I have SQL Jobs that need to only on primary replica on AlwaysOn Availability Group. When jobs were originally created ServerA was primary, at later point ServerB became primary so jobs that were on ...
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Availability mode - manual failover mode, best practice for availability mode?

We don't want automatic failover for our availability group, but I have set availability mode to Synchronous, was that a mistake? The availability group runs on vmware with windows 2012R2, and I got ...
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AlwaysOn AG and Cross-Database/Server Transactions

We're about to move from SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise and are reviewing or HA as part of process. Right now we use DPM and log shipping every 15 mins. Our MS partner is ...
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Failover Cluster - Add Witness Disk?

I'm trying to build SQL Server 2012 Cluster on top of Windows Cluster 2008R2. Can anyone please suggest.. do we need quorum disk in setting up SQL cluster 2012 on top of windows cluster 2008r2
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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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SQL Server Database Mirroring is going to die. How can I guarantee high availability now?

The Database Mirroring feature of SQL Server is going to die: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan ...
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Replication with FileStream

I need to setup database replication (for high availability) on a database that uses FileStream. This is on SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, so Always On or Peer-to-Peer replication is not an option. ...
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Connecting to Active Active Cluster Services

I have a two node active active cluster setup as below: NODE 1 - SQLINST1 ( with DTC1 ) NODE 2 - SQLINST2 ( with DTC2 ) I wish to now have the application connect to SQLINST2 whenever ...
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Three Node Cluster that Allows For Two Failures

We are creating a three-node three-instance cluster with SQL 2008 R2 (not cutting edge, but that is what the application supports) and think it should be able to maintain quorum with two physical ...
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Multi-master + slaves replication in MySQL

I've been playing around with MySQL and tried to create replication topology according to the following picture. Slaves are used as read servers and Masters are used as both read and write servers. ...
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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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PgPool 2 with HA Proxy

So, I'm looking to add high availability to a postgresql server. I've looked into some tutorials on the web but, haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for. E.g.: PostgreSQL ...
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MySQL High Availability for InnoDB

I am looking for MySQL High Availability with huge transactions. I prefer to go with InnoDB Engine. I prefer to use MySQL Master - Slave Replication. However, this option provides us Manual fail over ...
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High availability PostgreSQL 9.3 server on Windows

I'm trying to set up PostgreSQL 9.3 server in HA mode on 2 Windows servers. Final solution should be deployed to Microsoft azure network, so there are few limitations. Since Microsoft is doing ...
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PostgreSQL High Availability/Scalability using HAProxy and PGBouncer

I have multiple PostgreSQL servers for a web application. Typically one master and multiple slaves in hot standby mode (asynchronous streaming replication). I use PGBouncer for connection pooling: ...
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Is there a complete list of Online operations for each SQL Server version?

As we are about to change some of the large tables in our 5TB database I found myself needing a list of the operations that can be performed online and the which require full locks to be held while ...
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MySQL Database inside a VM on a high availablity cluster

I'm looking to do an infrastructure overhaul.Currently I have a ton of small databases scattered amongst our assets and I wish to consolidate them. Is consolidating all databases to 1 tuned database ...
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Recommended plan for 0min RTO and RPO

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 Server, running SQL Server 2008R2 SP2. The server currently only does a full backup once daily. The server's operational hours are between 8am and 5pm. The server's new ...
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Removing Secondary Replica from SQL Availability Group Causs Large Log File

Due to an unforeseen hardware error, I had to take our secondary replicas down for maintenance. This was really due to a storage issue and, it was decided at a higher level, to purchase a new storage ...
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SQL Server 2008-R2/2012 with Failover Cluster - minimizing downtime of program updates

I have SQL Server 2008-R2 with Failover Cluster like this. Planning to upgrade to SQL Server 2012. Problem - The downtime of my program updates (not Microsoft updates/patches). Both of my cluster ...
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ENABLE_BROKER vs NORECOVERY

I have two nodes with MSSQL2012 which work with AlwaysOn High Availability After some crash I had to remove db from availability group on the one of the nodes. For restoration I've made backup ...
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MySQL: Alter Table on very active table gives “Waiting for table metadata lock”

At my work, we've recently upgraded to MySQL 5.5 and since then, have been bitten a few times by the new (and intended) behavior of metadata locking. Basically, whenever we run an ALTER TABLE ...