Verifying Disaster Readiness

A test failover can be performed to ensure that the failover process succeeds and the services are successfully started. Test failovers do not affect the current jobs and activities on the production CommServe host. Note that backups and restores are not allowed from the standby CommServe host during a test failover.

Step 1: Setting Up the Test Environment

Setup the environment needed to perform a test failover. For more information on setting up the test environment, see Setting Up the Test Environment.

Step 2: Performing Test Failovers

Perform test failover to verify whether the high availability setup is functioning properly. For more information on performing a test failover, see Performing Test Failovers.

Step 3: Resetting Test Failovers

After verifying disaster readiness, redirect the test clients and/or MediaAgent to the production CommServe host. For more information on resetting the test failover, see Resetting Test Failovers.