Agreed, but the backup server isn't getting the IFS saved nighly.

Refresh me on what the cluster analysis tool does... I think I ran it when
setting things up initially...
                                                                           
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That sounds pretty good, though it may be better to restore from the
nightly IFS saves (IMHO).

Just also wondering if you have run the Cluster Analysis tool?

Chris Whisonant
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domino400-bounces+chris.whisonant=comporium.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on
08/17/2005 08:58:05 AM:

>
>
>
>
>
> We are running a cluster with 2 Domino servers on 2 separate AS/400s.
One
> Domino server is our 'main' server and is used for mail and a few apps.
> The other Domino server is our 'backup' server and is left as restricted
to
> the users unless we are switched to it on a monthly test, etc.  All mail
> and application databases are replicated in the cluster.  Configuration
> changes for the servers are VERY rare.
>
>
> Our current backup strategy is:
>
> -Both AS/400s are saved with an Option 21 full system backup once per
month
>
> -The main Domino server is shut down each night and saved with a SAV
> command against the entire IFS (we check the results and are only
missing
> some Websphere logs, etc.  In other words, Domino is getting saved
fully).
>
> -The backup Domino server runs continually and is not backed up on a
daily
> basis.
>
>
>
> Now that we're up and running well on this cluster and switchovers are
> working well, I want to verify that this scenario should work well
enough.
> We are very comfortable with being able to restore the main Domino
server
> from the nightly backup.  We are thinking that we would restore the
backup
> Domino server from the monthly Option 21 and let the cluster get things
> repopulated in the backup Domino server's databases.
>
> Is this a valid strategy?
>
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