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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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Exception while adding node in WFC(Windows failover cluster) [on hold]

Recently one of the cluster node got rebooted(due to some disk corruption) for which we first removed from cluster and after that when we are trying to add it back into cluster we are facing exception(...
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SQL Server takes an hour to fail over to secondary node

I am at a new job, we have a 2008 R2 (SP1) WSFC which hosts SQL Server 2008 FCI. Each node has it's own storage, nodes are 32 core with 32 GB memory (don't ask me why it is configured this way). ...
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Unexpected failover of RDS-MySQL server

We have a 16GB RDS-MySQL Multi-AZ instance. Of late, it has unexpectedly failed over multiple times causing the dependent application to be offline for over 15 minutes. AWS-Support blamed it on high ...
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Fail-over or switching the Reporting server database

I have two databases in server, dbs-01.One is a transactional database and a reporting server database.Reporting is minimum,that is why we have it together in the same instance. I have transactional ...
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Transaction Replication as DR solution

I have a production database server and a failover database server set up. All the transactions from the primary production db server is being replicated(transactional replication with initialize ...
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How To Prevent Live Servers From Detecting a Forced Failover?

We are using an AlwaysOn Availability Group in SQL 2017 on Windows Server 2016 which consists of two servers on our primary site and one DR server on a remote site. We recently did an internal IT DR ...
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Data Loss when forced failed over to secondary replica on Sql Server 2014

Setup: 2 Availability Groups 2 Replicas on Synchronous Commits. 1 Replica on Asynchronous Commit. Automatic Failover configured for the two replicas on Synchronous Commits. Manual Failover ...
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DATABASE lacks a quorum of nodes for high availability

Just after setting up successfully alwayson - availability group, testing the failover, I get this error message: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Failed to resume data movement in ...
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How to fail over availability groups on multiple remote servers

We have many SQL Server installations with availability groups. During our maintenance window, we will need to fail over all the HA groups to secondaries, patch the primary servers, then fail back, ...
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Windows 2016 Workgroup failover cluster

I am building a two node Window failover cluster for SQL Server AG. I am getting following errors in the cluster log. Please help me to resolve the error. Thanks
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MySQL failover: how application can be switched to a new master in master-slave configuration?

In my case I have two MySQL servers. One is master and second one is slave. When slave is not available, my application can read and write from/to master. When master is not available, assume there ...
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PostgreSQL: pg_rewind complains about wal_log_hints = on not been set, it is

I'm rather new to pg so please bear with me. I've set up two hosts and installed pg10 on both. Then I configured log streaming replication between them. This worked fine. I wanted to test fail over,...
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Sync PostgreSQL with Cloud and multi Local Locations

I need help with a complex (for me) multi server setup with PostgreSQL. I have to setup a Cloud Server and 3 Local Servers for our company. Each Server will have: Linux Ubuntu 16.04 Docker ...
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Enabling FileStream in existing clustered servers in SQL Server 2012

I have heard that enabling FileStream in an already existing clustered environment is tough. I'm working on a consolidation project and currently analyzing the impact it will have if we migrated DBs ...
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AlwaysOn Replicas set to manual but failing automatically

My two synchronous-commit SQL AO replicas are set for manual failover mode but are failing over automatically. When I look through the logs and extended events, it looks just like what would happen if ...
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Availability Group Upgrade 2012 to 2016 Data Move

I'm working with a team to upgrade a four node AlwaysOn Availability Group from SQL Server 2012 to 2016. Two of the nodes are local and two are in Azure. The database holds a large amount of data (2 ...
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TDE Enabled DB Always Going Into “Recovery Pending” on Secondary Node [duplicate]

I have a Windows Failover Cluster set up with SQL 2016 Enterprise SP2. TDE was implemented on a DB, on node1 the DB is able to start without issues. However, when a failover occurs, on node2 the DB ...
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Automate setting secondary node to primary when majority nodes are down-MongoDB

There are many ways to force a secondary node to become a primary when majority nodes are down in mongo replica set. But we need to do this manually. For eg, forcing reconfig: cfg = rs.conf(); cfg....
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Remove Windows FCI completely

When I built the cluster I forgot to uncheck the storage. It's now giving me all sorts of errors. How can completely remove the cluster so I can rebuild it? This is a 3 node cluster and I evicted two ...
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MultiSubnet Failover with RegisterAllProvidersIP 1

I am using a 2 node SQL AG (2014 EE) (each on a different subnet) and the Listener is configured with 2 Static IPs. The client application uses SQL Native Client 11.4. My understanding is that this ...
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Keeping INSTANCE_NAME on Data Guard failover

I have a legacy application which uses a lot of PL/SQL stored procedures. It has a deeply ingrained need to know in which environment it is running, and uses the INSTANCE_NAME for that. For the sake ...
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Listener IP not changing after failover

We have a multi-subnet AlwaysOn availability group. There are 2 subnets and those are listed on the cluster and also the listener. Whenever I fail over and ping by the listener name it still shows ...
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File Share Witness with 4 Node Cluster

I am building a cluster of 4 nodes along with a file share witness. Every month due to server updates the server that holds the file share will need to be rebooted. My question is while the file ...
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Sync Login PW across Multiple Instances

When attempting to failover many logins fail due to nonmatching passwords on both instances. Is there a way for me to replicate passwords to other servers for all logins which passwords do not match.
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Azure automatic fail-over vs always on availability groups clarification

I am trying to understand automatic failover vs always on availability groups in Azure hybrid and geo-region situations: Is it possible to have on-premises SQL databases, VM SQL databases and Azure ...
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Why is my DR AG database in the “recovery pending” state?

I am trying to build an architecture where we get automatic failover for both HA and DR for our DBs using SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn Availability Groups. When I tested this using only one Availability ...
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Automatic fail over in Always on availability group with 3 Node in synchronous mode and 1 Node in Asynchronous Mode

I am laying out a plan where there will be 3 Node on site with automatic fail over with synchronous mode and 1 remote replica with asynchronous mode. My question is if the primary goes down which node ...
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Why use Failover replica on Google Cloud RDS?

we are thinking of migrating our MySQL database from our dedicated server to a Google Cloud RDS instance. However I would like to clarify the below: 1) What is the purpose of creating a failover ...
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Edition upgrade on SQL Server failover clustered instance

We did Edition upgrade on our active node for the SQL Server instance SQL01 and that was successful. I have a question/doubt --> Do I need to proceed the same on other node as well since SQL Server ...
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IP address to use with FCI, Always On AG and Always On (AG) FCI

My understanding is that HA can be achieved using either of the below and my concern was which IP address should client applications use when connecting to SQL Server: Failover Clustering: For this ...
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Automatic failover (Clustering/Always On AG)

Let's says we have 2 nodes (N1, N2) clustered (say C1) on-site. And an Always On AG is configured between this cluster C1 and a new SQL server instance N3 (N3 is off-site). Now, if there is a problem ...
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Moving tempdb from shared to local drive in a failover cluster

We have an existing failover cluster that I would like to have the tempdb in local drive. I'm not sure how to proceed. My thought process is below: Create two drives on each node one for tempdb and ...
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Always ON - What is the difference between the virtual cluster name and Listener

In clustering you specify DNS name/IP address of cluster that is then used by all applications. In case of failover, the same DNS name/IP address will point to the appropriate database server. In ...
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Always On Failover Clustering vs Always On Availability Groups

I have some concerns over my understanding of SQL Server Always On. Kindly can you correct me (conceptually) where needed: Always On Clustering and Always On Availability Groups are 2 separate ...
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Switch-SQLAvailability error during DB Restore in AlwaysON Group

Can anyone share your inputs on below and how to fix the issue and possible causes of failure? I am trying to restore a DB using PS script and at one step it is failing during the role change test ...
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Availability Groups Failover Readinness “No data loss” and rollback of nonqualified transactions

I have Availability Groups with Synchronous Replication and Automatic Failover setup with SQL Server 2016 SP2 in my production environment. I want to do a manual failover for patching and I have ...
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Pausing the secondary Replicas for a day in always on availability group

We are planning to make the DR as primary and do maintenance on the secondary site(Formerly Primary Site) and hence pausing both the secondaries in always on availability group for a day. I am aware ...
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Repmgr: Error to promote Standby Cluster to Master Cluster in failover

I maked the configuration of the failover system based in Repmgr, but i don't haved success to promote the Standby Cluster to Master Cluster in case of failover. Following my configurations, this ...
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Any Reason to have Regular Failover Clustering in Azure Cloud?

Is there a reason to have Regular SQL Failover Clustering when database is in Azure Cloud? I understand the benefits having Availability Groups in Azure Cloud for Database-Level protection. People ...
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Shouldn't Windows Server Failover Clustering already take care of SQLServer Failover Clustering?

After reading this question, Are "Always On Failover Cluster Instances" and "SQL Server Failover Clustering" the same thing? If Windows Server Failover Clustering is installed, ...
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Azure Failover Clustering vs On Premise Failover Clustering

Azure AlwaysOn FCI Failover Clustering IaaS VMs seem to have a different diagram compared to On-Premise Failover Clustering. Azure has two storage for 2 Vms; Traditional On-Premise contains 1 Shared ...
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Is it a common pattern in having two AlwaysOn Availability Groups for DR and Reporting?

We have a primary OLTP server in the cloud. We intend to have Synchronous Alwayson Availability Group for Disaster Recovery, and another Availability Group AAG for Ad-hoc Query Reporting. This way ...
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Failover from Primary to Asyn Secondary Replica

In my environment we have 1 Primary 1 Synchornous Secondary and 1 Asynchronous Secondary Replica (Off site). We are planning to do a manual failover to the Asynchronous Secondary Replica (Off site) ...
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VMWare Windows Failover Clustering - Cluster Node Removed

We have a 2012 Windows failover Cluster set up for SQL Server 2014 on VMWare ESXi, 6.0.0, 3620759. A couple weekends ago, our Server Admin made some updates to the the UCS Manager software, which in ...
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Migrating Oracle 11G Fail Safe to new hardware? Multiple Cluster Nodes

We have a 11G 2 Node Active \ Passive Failover configuration that we want to move to new hardware. Is it possible to have 4 nodes running temporarily while we move everything over? I.E. 1 Active and ...
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SQL Server 2014 Standard FCI Does Not Failover

Have a peculiar case where a previously working FCI, after installing a large backlog of Windows updates, is now failing often and not failing over. On occasion, and this appears to happen around ...
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How do I automatically enable or disable report jobs at AOAG failover?

I have an AlwaysOn Availability Group with 2 DB servers. I'm attempting to use SQL Server Agent Alerts to programmatically disable a handful of SQL Server Agent jobs (that must not run on a secondary) ...
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Migrating Production SQL Servers (Availability Group) from one data center to another - questions

We have two SQL servers combined into Availability Group in data center 1 (dc1): dc1 server 1: SQL Server 2012 SP3 on Windows Server 2016 dc1 server 2: SQL Server 2012 SP3 on Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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MongoDB Replica Set Failover due to unreachable SECONDARY resulted in Rollback

I have a 3 member replica set with 1 primary, 1 secondary and 1 arbiter. Due to some apparent network issue, the secondary was unreachable. After some time, the secondary became the primary and caused ...
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do single AZ AWS RDS instances self heal?

I'm aware of "multi AZ" databases "auto failing over" if one side goes down. My question is, if you have a single AZ RDS database, and the database box "dies" does AWS automatically spin up a new one ...