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What can I do to reduce the initial synchronization time of cluster?



I'm using PRTG with standalone mode but going to configure a cluster mode.

So I'm going to copy the primary running DB to the failover node's server in advance.

Is it right way that configuring the cluster after copying the entire data folder? (I mean that data folder is %programdata%\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor)

What can I do to reduce the initial synchronization time of cluster?

cluster clustering primary-cluster primary-master synchronization

Created on Feb 9, 2020 3:22:35 PM

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The data folder ("%programdata%\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor") contains the whole configuration, logs etc. of your installation. However I do not recommend to copy it manually to prevent issues. (if you copy it manually, your failover may be wrongly configured as master for example). After your failover connects to your master node the fist time, the configuration will always be synchronized initially automatically. I'm afraid this process cannot be fasten. These links may be also be of interest for you:

-I need help with my cluster configuration. Where do I find step-by-step instructions?
-PRTG Manual: Failover Cluster Configuration
-My Cluster is messed up. How can I start over?

With kind regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Timo Dambach
Paessler Tech Support

Created on Feb 10, 2020 11:10:24 AM by  Timo Dambach [Paessler Support]

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