If in the future the main machine fails and the backup needs to become
primary, follow these steps:
- Ensure that the main machine stops replicating, if it is still
accessible, to avoid further confusion. Go to System
Replication Settings / Targets on the main machine and
remove all target(s), then hit Update at the bottom to apply
this. If the main machine is inaccessible, simply make sure it stays
- Make the backup machine live for searches as appropriate
(e.g. switch your organization's proxy or web site to refer to it,
change its IP/hostname, etc.). We now refer to this as the new main
- Turn off receiving replication on the new main machine: under System → System Setup → System
Wide Settings, set Allow Receiving to N.
- Replace/restore the new backup (old main) machine, and configure
as a backup per above.
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