Re: backup server

Jim Dunmyer ( )
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 07:31:56 -0500

At 12:01 AM 2/25/98 -0800, you wrote:

>> Is it possible to write the SQL database to a RADIUS text file and use that
>> on the backup machine?
>Just install RadiusNT on a second machine and point it to your
>same SQL Server. That will give you redundancy on the RADIUS
>level. You can use SQL Server's replication if you want to replicate
>the database itself to another server.
The problem with that approach is that our SQL database resides on our main
RADIUS server. If IT is down for any reason, RADIUS is also down.

Replicating the database isn't without problems, either, as we found out
yesterday. It's fairly easy to have callers shown as "online" when they're
not due to the manner in which that information is stored in the tables.
The users cannot log on due to their being "already online".