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From Timothy Bish <>
Subject Re: Failover, how does it work?
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:32:19 GMT
On Thu, 2011-03-24 at 13:27 +0100, Oscar Pernas wrote:
> Hi all (again),
> Im trying to understand well, how the failover transport works. I know that
> if you have an active-pasive architecture and your active broker goes down,
> all messages are send to the pasive broker. But, for example, if we have a
> machine that have configured an active-pasive brokers configuration like
> this:
> failover://(tcp://localhost:61616,localhost2:61616)?randomize=false
> If you remove the ethernet network cable, this machine couldnt connect to
> any broker, but if I plug-in the cable again, to which broker the connection
> will be stablished? if is developed like a pooling, could really happen that
> this machine connect to the pasive broker instead to the first one?
> If this could happen, what is the usual way to change this machine to the
> active? Im using activemq-cpp.

The slave broker won't accept connections until it becomes the master so
the client won't connect to a slave.  It will just keep moving through
the list of URI's attempting to connect until a broker becomes


Tim Bish
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