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How to create a backup node using Automize.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: How to create a backup node using Automize. Reply with quote

A backup node is a separate Automize version running on any folder on your system. This Automize continously monitors Automize running on a remote system. Addtionally, it continously synchronizes the remotes system tasks, schedules and other data with a local temporary folder. When the remote system goes down, this backup Automize system will copy the data from the local temporary folder to the Automize 'data' folder and activate the schedules on the local system.

Only Automize can be setup to be a backup node using the procedure listed. This procedure is applicable for Automize Enterprise edition, since it involves the use of the Script task and suspendSchedule method. It can also be used for Automize Standard using a delete task instead of a script task as described below.

The template files to create a backup node are here:
http://www.hiteksoftware.com/installs/misc/backup_node.zip

Unzip the zip file directly into the Automize folder that is being used as a backup node. Then startup Automize.
You should see a 'node' folder with template tasks in the 'tasks' list. You should also see a 'node' folder with 2 schedules in the 'schedules' list.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TO DO:

1) 'remSync' task - This task synchronizes the remote automize data folder with a temporary data folder on the local system. Edit this task and enter the correct 'Source directory'. This field should point to the Automize data folder on the remote system. The synchronize option should be UNIDIRECTIONAL MIRROR.

2) 'nodePing' task - This task pings the Automize engine to check if it is running. Edit this task and enter the correct remote hostname or ip address. PLEASE enter the correct Automize engine port number.

3) 'locSync' task - If the ping detects that the remote Automize is down, then this task copies the data from the temporary data folder to the Automize data folder. Edit the source and target folders as required. The synchronization option should be UNIDIRECTIONAL COPY.

4) 'nodeEmail' task - If the backup node is activated, then you can send an email to yourself. Edit task as required.

5) 'suspendChain' task - This is a script task that suspends the chain task 'nodeChain'. If the remote system is down, we want the backup node to be activated only once. The Script task is only available for Automize Enterprise version. If you have Automize standard, you should replace this Script task with a Delete task. The delete task should delete the schedule file for the 'nodeChain'. By default this schedule file is ...Automize..\data\schedules\node\nodeChain

6) 'restartEngine' task - This is a maintanace task that restarts the engine. The tasks and schedules copied by the 'locSync' task are activated on startup.

7) 'nodeChain' task - This is the main chain. The nodePing step takes about 10-11 minutes to run if the remote system is down. So you should wait for about 12 minutes for this task to finish. The rest of the steps are routine.


In the schedules tab, the 'remSync' task is scheduled every hour. The 'nodeChain' task is scheduled to run every 15 minutes.
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