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From ejosterberg <>
Subject Noob Questions - Fail-over / Redundancy Help.
Date Fri, 02 Jul 2010 15:03:11 GMT

I'm having a hell of a time with setting up fail-over / redundancy with
activemq 5.3.0

I've tried using Oracle as a shared backend and fail-over works fine if I
shutdown the activemq process on the active or hot host. But if I yank the
power cord from the host that's the active or hot host a database lock
remains blocking any of the slave or backup hosts from taking over as a
primary or hot host.

I've tried nfsv4 on linux redhat 5.5 and the timeouts are taking forever.

I'm using the following for mounting options:

nfs seems to be the best option so far. However when I was testing
yesterday, killing the host power again, I didn't see the failover after
waiting 25 minutes and gave up hope and left the building for lunch only to
return an hour later and finding we were back up and processing on a
slave/backup instance.  I assume I need to either tune tcp or nfs to get
faster results.

Any advice?

What's the best option for prompt fail-over for my mission critical
application. Downtime not exceeding 6 minutes a year is the expectation to

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