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I have a windows 2008 web server which contains a SECURE website: https://tools.mydomain.com.

The website's IP has been registered to the public DNS server.  The secured website certificate also associates to an IP address.

We need to shut this server and bring up another standby web server with a website with the same web content: https://tools1.mydomain.com

Is there a way for our users of https://tools.mydomain.com to hit the standby server without making any change?  If we update public dns entry to use the IP of the standby server when users hit https://tools.mydomain.com, will that work?

Please advise.

Thanks.
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you should be able to change the port forwarding entry in your router to point to the standby server.  then you want need to change any public dns or ip's.

in your router you will have something like below.

inbound rule > port 80/443 > webserver (192.168.1.100, or whatever the local ip is)

change to

inbound rule > port 80/443 standbyserver (192.168.1.110, or whatever the local ip of the standby server is)

as long as the standby server is configured correctly and can display the site, etc then changing the port forwards is the quickest fix.
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changing the public ip entry will also work but you may need to configure your router to port fwd from the other public ip to the standby server.
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