Making Citrix farm changes if Database server is down

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2012-06-22

We are running a Presentation Server 4 Advanced farm with 3 Citrix servers, a licensing server, and an SQL database server that acts as the datastore.

Question - is there a way to make changes to the Citrix farm (i.e. add/remove published apps) if we lose the datastore? We want to ensure that if we lose the site (our HQ) that our datastore is held, we can still edit publications and disable/enable applications based on what servers at HQ have gone down.

So far, the only suggestion is two have another database server acting as a datastore and configure replication between them, but is there anything else people can think off?

Any help much appreciated.

Question by:kam_uk
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    Nope.  Not if you want to have those changes saved and available to the other servers in the farm.  Use a replicated datastore.  If the main SQL box goes down, follow the CTX article and switch to the replica partner.
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    The only other solution would be for each server to have its on datastore, but then you must create each app for each server and all the security. Replication is the best solution.
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    Much appreciated

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