Re: Back up server

Kurt Schafer ( (no email) )
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 12:27:18 -0500

It sounds to me like what you are really looking for is a failover mechanism
within ODBC itself.

I've heard rumblings of such functionality being forthcoming from Microsoft
but have yet to see anything concrete.

- K

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephan Malkmus <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, February 26, 1998 6:36 AM
Subject: Re: Back up server

>At 02:30 AM 2/26/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>Secondary machines is the whole point of supplying that information to
>>NAS...The best way (In my opinion) is to specify backup radius servers in
>>your NAS's, not on the database itself. I have a previous posting about
>>SQL/Replication issue.
>We specified a secondary radius server on the NAS that point's (the radius
>secondary) to another database - this works pretty good if the first
>But we want to point it to the same database as the first radius server and
>only when the SQL Server is down it should automaticly change to the second
>database which was replicated from the SQL server. I hope it is clear what
>I wanted to say
>because I am german and not sure if I translated it well.
>Stephan Malkmus (
>>At 11:06 AM 2/26/98 +0100, you wrote:
>>>>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.
>>>When I replicate the server how can I tell Radius to use the
>>>DSN that points to the other SQL machine or does radius do
>>>this by itself or can it be configured in the DSN to use
>>>an alternative database if the first doesn't work.
>>>Stephan Malkmus (
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