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authorJan Zeleny <>2012-06-05 09:01:56 -0400
committerJakub Hrozek <>2012-08-01 16:19:41 +0200
commit9da182cf4e6af46164d7e60574dcdd07bc11de3e (patch)
parent016e0d7202ff965018e41869c5ab501f86b0d081 (diff)
Primary server support: man page, failover section
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/src/man/include/failover.xml b/src/man/include/failover.xml
index efe3ee424..dbf9d5464 100644
--- a/src/man/include/failover.xml
+++ b/src/man/include/failover.xml
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
The failover feature allows back ends to automatically switch to
- a different server if the primary server fails.
+ a different server if the current server fails.
<refsect2 id='failover_syntax'>
<title>Failover Syntax</title>
@@ -12,6 +12,16 @@
listed in order of preference. The list can contain any number
of servers.
+ <para>
+ For each failover-enabled config option, two variants exist:
+ <emphasis>primary</emphasis> and <emphasis>backup</emphasis>.
+ The idea is that servers in the primary list are preferred and
+ backup servers are only searched if no primary servers can be
+ reached. If a backup server is selected, a timeout of 30 seconds
+ is set. After this timeout SSSD will periodically try to reconnect
+ to one of the primary servers. If it succeeds, it will replace
+ the current active (backup) server.
+ </para>
<refsect2 id='failover_mechanism'>
<title>The Failover Mechanism</title>