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simple routing over backup connection

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Last Modified: 2015-03-13
See the attached picture for details. I have a main office and DR office, both have a connection to my datacenter via a VPN device. I have a static route on my main router that points datacenter traffic to my firewall.

In order to test my backup connection I pull the plug on the main VPN device and add a static route on the backup router. This works well.

Is there any way to set this up so there is some type of automatic failover? Would floating static routes work? If I pull the plug on the main VPN device would my main router see that connection as down and use another static route? My understanding is that the floating route will be used if the interface itself is down. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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