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want users to forcefully failover to primary server when it is avaiable

say server A & B are in cluster. A goes down , users failed over to B from notes client, after some time A comes back, is there any way to forcefully switch those failed over users from B to A?

Currently there is no way. Customer is looking for this feature.

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  • Guest commented
    4 Dec, 2018 02:44pm

    Notes client already supports the Failback mechanism.  Once the server failed to another server and after sometime if the primary server gets up, then Notes client on default interval checks for if the primary server up or not.  If the primary server up, it tries to switch to it. This checks mainly happens on the NEW mail polling,  

  • Guest commented
    4 Dec, 2018 11:58am

    I thought that the "Failover_Silent=1" client notes.ini parameter (as applied manually or by a Desktop Policy Settings document) might be some help for mail files, but apparently not.  I also wondered about using "server_availability_threshold=??" to encourage a failback, but in a situation where you have larger cluster spread across multiple major sites, this is too simplistic eg, server 1 & 2 in site A and server 3 & 4 in site B > server  1 goes down and users are failed over to eg. server 3 - what can be used to fail users back to their primary server (there may be more functionality available for a mail file, because there are home servers configured)?


    Keith Belgrave, Intec Systems

  • Guest commented
    3 Dec, 2018 01:24pm

    Yes, we need the "failback" function. There should be a database property, which indicates, that this replica of the database is the "master" replica, so if "server A" is back again - Notes should switch back. Maybe this setting should be a number field, so the admin can set the desired priority, even over several replicas.