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failover Line breaks: fail|over
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪləʊvə/

Definition of failover in English:


[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
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  • 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.

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