Breaking a failover setup

Blake Hudson blake at
Tue Jul 9 14:42:58 UTC 2013

Hello, I see lots of documentation and examples about configuring 
failover partnerships, but not the reverse. As part of a larger project, 
we are planning to break apart an active failover setup and migrate to a 
(single) new server. What is the best process to go from a 2 server 
failover partnership to 1 server without impacting clients (maintaining 
active lease states)?

Should I simply copy the config (sans failover) and the leases file from 
the current primary failover partner to the new server, or do I need to 
do something special to break apart the failover partnership (such as 
putting the secondary server in partner-down state) before migrating the 
new server?


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