Resetting Test Failovers


After verifying disaster readiness using a test failover, the test failover can be reset by shutting down the standby CommServe host.

Before You Begin

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


  1. Log on to either the production CommServe host computer, or the standby CommServe host computer.

  2. Click Start and point to All Programs.

  3. Click Commvault > Process Manager. Open the Process Manager associated with the SQL client.

    Tip: The SQL client will have the Failover Assistant tab as shown in the following sample image.

  4. On the Failover Assistant tab, select the following options:

    • From the Failover To list, click the name of the active node.

    • From the Failover Type list, click Test Failback.

  5. Click OK.


The sequence of tasks performed to complete the failover is displayed in the Process Manager window.

Note: If the test failback fails, retry a test-failover and failback cycle and confirm that the test failback succeeds.

What to Do Next

  • If client certificate authentication during installation was disabled before the failover, set the Force per-client certificate authentication option to Yes from the CommCell Console > Control Panel > Certificate Administration dialog box. For more information on enabling this option, see Enabling Client Certificate Authentication on the CommServe Computer.

  • Allow at least one CommServe LiveSync replication cycle to complete before performing another failover operation.