Setting Up a Remote Mirrored Server


Updated: April 1, 2008

Applies To: Groove Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-04

To protect against the event of catastrophic site failure, consider installing a second Groove Data Bridge server machine with a separate account in another location. You can set up this device to be ready to run in case of failure of the primary Groove Data Bridge server installation. Note that applications using Groove Data Bridge might require redesigning to support a mirrored server so that in case of failure they can properly take advantage of the mirror.

Never try to mirror the primary server by restoring the primary account onto a second machine while the primary server is running. Doing so will corrupt the primary account and render both machines inoperable until they are reinstalled.
To set up a remote mirrored server for emergency use:
  1. On the emergency machine, install and configure Groove Data Bridge using the same settings as used on the primary machine.

  2. Create a duplicate Groove Data Bridge identity on the emergency machine for each identity that you want to mirror.

  3. Clear the Scan new workspaces check box for the newly created identity.

  4. Notify Groove clients to invite the mirrored service as well as the primary service to workspaces.

Once you have set up the mirrored device, leave it running to keep it up-to-date so that it will be ready for use when needed.