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Fault tolerance strategies

Published: December 16, 2009

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

Fault tolerance refers to the ability of a system to continue to function when part of the system fails. To create a fault-tolerant system, use preventive measures to minimize the possibility of a system failure and to minimize the impact of any disaster.

You can use the following strategies to improve the fault tolerance of your Client Security deployment:

  • Minimizing single points of failure

  • Using SQL Server log shipping

  • Using RAID configurations

  • Using power backup

This section provides more information about each of these strategies. You can apply these strategies individually or in combination. Because each strategy has a cost associated with it, it is important to examine the cost/benefit ratio for each before implementing it.

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