Application Failover

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1. Application Failover is a process by which an application is started on the backup server in the event of a failure on its primary server.

Related Terms: Manual Failover and Remote Failover.

Note: The restarting does not only apply to application. All disk resources and the IP address through which the clients were addressing it are also migrated over to the backup node.

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 4: Business Continuity Strategy CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)