[olug] Fails Over, but does Not Fail Back

Ben Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com
Tue Apr 27 10:15:17 CDT 2021

It's been a long time since I dealt with linux failover, but back then, 
system2 would not revert back to system1 unless system2 went down.  A 
dual redundant system doesn't generally care which half is running as 
long as ONE of them is running.  There's no concept of a preferred and 
backup system--there are just two systems that are equally capable of 
handling the load.

On 4/27/21 3:45 AM, Rob Townley wrote:
> tldr; Systems that reliably fail over to redundant system, but absolutely
> refuses to revert back to primary system.
> Looking for general guidelines on systems (primarily networking) to
> troubleshoot the fail back to primary pathway.
> The failover happens reliably.   The   problem is  when the primary comes
> back up, actually reverting back, aka “Failing Back” to the primary path.
> Have experienced this failure to fail back too many times across a variety
> of equipment and systems.  Looking for general guidelines.  What do noobs
> usually miss?
> Also, is it a common problem or just me?

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