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Failover server at 100%

We use clustering and partitioning, more for failover than load balancing. To this end, the failover server is set at being 100% busy so when users try to access a database on it it directs them to a replica of it on the 'main' server - if it has a replica. This works fine when double clicking on the database icon from the workspace but quite a few users use the favourites database and if the link points to a database on the failover server it opens the database on that server - even though it is 100% busy. Is there anyway around this - apart that is, from changing all the links in everyones favourite database. Thanks for any advice you can give me.
You could set the Max Concurrent User parameter in the Notes.ini to zero, or you could use the notes.ini parameter to set the Server Availability to zero. However, in the case of an actual failure of the main server, you would have to remove the parameters and restart the Domino service to allow people to connect to the failover server. That kind of defeats the purpose of having a clustered failover server. This scenario is difficult to avoid. You will always get people who fail over for some reason. As long as the servers can handle the load, it isn't that terrible to have them failing over. If you really want to limit who is hitting the failover server on a regular basis, then you would have to reset their icons.
This was last published in February 2001

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