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FMS17 backup server ( manual not failover )

Question asked by ericjlindholm on Oct 28, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 29, 2018 by Mike Duncan

I know there is no option for an automatic failover server.

I would like to keep a machine setup to manually switch to incase anything in my main server fails. 


Is there any reason I cant put the same certs and license on another machine as long as they are not both running at the same time? 


Anything to note about this?


I had to do it this weekend and it would be been much faster if I had FMS installed with certs.  The strange thing was that when I went to switch back to the main windows machine, the Filemaker Server service would not start at all.  I dont know if that was due to the issues in my computer or the fact that another machine was using that license key on the same lan.  I had to reinstall it to get it going again.  I would have loved to do some more testing but I needed to get my server up as fast as possible.