Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Fail-over

Posted on 2000-02-28
2
Medium Priority
?
199 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
What does "fail-over" mean in computer systems?
0
Comment
Question by:ayottey
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
sanal earned 100 total points
ID: 2566636
fail over means, if one fails, the other will take over.

For example you have two computers doing some task.  You can configure them in such a way that the first one does the usual work.  If the first one fails the second one will take over the work.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ayottey
ID: 2568977
Your definition seems accurate, based on what I had thought to be true.  However, an expert at another site provided an important additional aspect of fail-over: avoidance of any service interruption.

Here is his or her definition:
fail-over basically describes the take over of a system when another system fails without any interruption of service.
0

Featured Post

[Video] Oticon Case Study

Open office environments can create the dynamics for innovation, but they also bring some challenges. With over 1,000 employees in an open office, Oticon needed a solution that would preserve the environment while mitigating disruptive background noises.

Watch how they did it.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
Are you ready to place your question in front of subject-matter experts for more timely responses? With the release of Priority Question, Premium Members, Team Accounts and Qualified Experts can now identify the emergent level of their issue, signal…
Suggested Courses

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question