Setting up a Directory server for disaster recovery

Configuring a Directory server to be a disaster recovery server excludes the server from load balancing. A disaster recovery server only activates if it takes over as the main server during a Directory failover.

Before you begin

Set up Directory failover and load balancing.

What you should know

To set up a disaster recovery server:

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Directory Manager () role, and click the Directory servers tab.
  3. At the bottom of the server list, click Advanced ().
    An extra column, Disaster recovery, is displayed in the list.
  4. Select Disaster recovery for one or more Directory servers.
    NOTE: The Disaster recovery option only applies to Directory servers, not to Gateways.
  5. Click Apply.

The server is excluded from load balancing and only accepts client connections if it becomes the main server during a Directory failover.