What is the best way to setup a heartbeat agent for failover between two VMs? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 8 years ago. Improve this question I have two VMs in VirtualBox that use NAT for their network adapters. They are both getting the same IP address, so I … Read more

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 wants me to implement a fail-over solution in which if the primary web server fails to respond, the 3rd party application will automatically … Read more

Are self Self-healing Cloud and Traditional Failover Boxes basically the same?

Does it still make sense to setup your own failover system (HAproxy + 2 or more servers for example) when self healing cloud seems like a practical solution? They seem to do the same job or am I missing something? Answer You’re missing something. Specifically, the difference between High Availability (and the degrees thereof) and … Read more

database cluster fail over [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 8 years ago. Improve this question I planed to develop a customized HA program for MSSQL, but I got a question when reading some articles about cluster. When master … Read more

Is MOSIX the easiest way to build a redundant system?

I’m trying to figure out the easiest way to build a server with HA. I looked into Linux-HA, Heartbeat, Mesos. I then found MOSIX. I don’t know if it’s a thing from the past that no one uses, but wouldn’t make it a no-brainer to create a high-availability cluster that would be totally transparent to … Read more

Adjusting spare sectors on SATA drive? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question As far as I know, hard drives usually have a number of spare sectors to which data is remapped/reallocated from faulty sectors. Is … Read more

Is it possible to have multiple storage servers in a failover cluster?

I’m familiar with setting up RAID arrays and am running a few in my home environment. I was wondering if it’s possible to have multiple storage servers in a failover configuration. What I hope to achieve with this is to have a certain redundancy with these servers. When one server breaks down, it can be … Read more

Single Static Public IP FAILOVER to Other PUBLIC IP Address

We have a customer that has a windows server located behind a dual wan router that has two static IP addresses from each ISP. They have staff out in the field that have laptops with applications that can only point to one Public IP address. They are want the ability to purchase an additional public … Read more

Hyper-V File Server Clustering – at my wit’s end [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Just a few questions about Hyper-V virtual machines and clustering (2 answers) Closed 8 years ago. I am at my wit’s end with File Server clustering under Hyper-V. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me figure out this Gordian Knot of a technology that seems … Read more