noun[mass noun] Computing
A procedure by which a system automatically transfers control to a duplicate system when it detects a fault or failure: [as modifier]: the second server went into failover mode within a minute
More example sentences
- If the primary server crashes, then the high availability operating system running failover software will reschedule its task to the standby server.
- The servers can be arranged behind $50,000 load-balancing and failover systems to swap out servers automatically upon failure.
- For users who like to stay current with operating system releases, this means testing of path failover software may unknowingly take place onsite rather than in the vendor's lab.
Definition of failover in:
- The US English dictionary