Daily Archives: June 5, 2009

What is a Redundant Server?

If you want to know a simple explanation of what a Redundant Server is, here it is:

A redundant server is a backup server, up and running on the network, that can take over instantly if the primary server fails.

Often, if the primary and secondary are both functional, both will share duties, increasing overall throughput. But in the event one fails, the redundant box takes over full duties until the primary is back on line.

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