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By mfac204 ·
I need to find a way to provide failover in the event of a disaster. As it stands we have two servers for each application. One is a normal server, example: SQL1 and one is a backup DR server, example: DRSQL1. No load balancing at all just two seperate servers at different sites. Both are in DNS and up on the network. I need a way to switch over from one to the other in the event of a disaster. I'm not sure if the DR servers should be listed in DNS at all until something happens, then just adjusting the DNS records should be all it would take. What is the best way.

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by avswamy In reply to DNS & Disaster Recovery

you are not provided detailed description of your network. I am assuming that your network is configured with win2k server in this you can create an additional server- like primary server and secondary server in nt4.0. Create an additional win2k server, if main server is failed then the load is taken by additional server. I hope this will help you.

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by mfac204 In reply to DNS & Disaster Recovery

Yes, this is a Win2k domain running active directory. There are 2 sites and replication is being used. If something were to happen to the main site the DR site would pick up the load, that is fine, but the applications all point to the main servers and as stated before both the SQL1 server and DRSQL1 server are in DNS. If something were to happen to the main site we want apps to now point to the DRSQL1 server. I know you can simply edit the DNS record to reflect the new IP of the DR server but is it a good idea to have the DR servers even in the DNS.

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by mfac204 In reply to DNS & Disaster Recovery

Yes, this is a Win2k domain running active directory. There are 2 sites and replication is being used. If something were to happen to the main site the DR site would pick up the load, that is fine, but the applications all point to the main servers and as stated before both the SQL1 server and DRSQL1 server are in DNS. If something were to happen to the main site we want apps to now point to the DRSQL1 server. I know you can simply edit the DNS record to reflect the new IP of the DR server but is it a good idea to have the DR servers even in the DNS.

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