Timeout an application seeking remote SQL and redirect to another remote SQL?

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have a BizTalk 2006 R2 Cluster, using a remote SQL Cluster for the back-end. For our Disaster Recovery plan, I have an offsite Standalone cold standby BizTalk server which I want to behave in a specific way...
When this Standalone box is started, I want it to seek the primary SQL Cluster, but if 30 seconds pass without contact, it will attempt to connect to a secondary SQL server. Have you done this before and is there easier way to set this kind of failover in-place?

Thank you!
Question by:johndarby
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    what sql server edition\version\sp do you have?
    what cluster do you have - A\P A\A?
    --Usually, all idea of cluster server - apps is using 'virtual' name not sql servers node names; so you do need just specify the name and cluster will takes care the rest ..
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    The BizTalk box will be using the SQL 2005 tools and connecting to either a SQL cluster back-end or a standalone SQL box (both 2005). The crux of the question is if there is a way to have a 30 second timeout seeking one SQL source and opting to seek another (equivalent) SQL source?
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    can you see connection string of BizTalk?
    if 'yes' - you can put there (front-end code) connection logic...
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    I was able to work around this issue at the routing level. Thanks!

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