Testing your Failover
In order to test your failover, choose Start | Programs |
Double-Take| Failover Control Center and select Failover. You can also test
failover by shutting down a network card or shutting down the server (Figure
After clicking the Failover button,
you are asked to confirm if you want to perform a manual failover (Figure I).
Choose Yes and your Failover will begin (Figure J).
Once the failover is complete both
IP addresses will respond to ping commands and requests from the network until
you fix the downed server as shown in Figure K and Figure L.
In my final article of this series,
we will discuss how to properly failback your server and reinitialize your
replication sets once you have corrected the problems with the Source server.
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