A failover group contains a group of different nodes that act as
substitutes for the original node in the case that the original node becomes unavailable. When
a node goes offline, Console also restarts any transfers in progress on that node, submitting
them to a different node in the group.
Note: Transfer failover only activates if the status of
a node is set to error. Transfers that are inactive do not failover.
Nodes must have identical passwords, transfer accounts,
and docroots to be grouped together. Make sure each node has identical configurations for each
item in the following list before adding them to a failover group:
- System User Accounts
- Transfer User Accounts
- Node API User Accounts
- Endpoints on Console
- Directory Structure
Adding a Node to a Failover Group
When adding or editing a node, select
Enable failover and load balancing for Console-initiated transfers on this
. Add the node to an existing group or select enter new
from the Failover Group Name
drop-down menu to create
a new group.
select enter new name
,enter a new failover group name in the
Editing an endpoint on a node of a failover
group makes those changes to the same endpoint on the other nodes in the failover
Note: Only saved and synchronized endpoints should be selected as a destination when
starting a transfer.
Configuring Load Balancing
Go to Configuration > Console
and configure the Failover / Load balancing Behavior option.
- Failover + Load Balancing: The transfer uses the least busy nodes
- Failover only: The transfer will uses the original endpoints that
the user specified.