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Automatic Failover

Definition - What does Automatic Failover mean?

Automatic failover is a resource that allows a system administrator to automatically switch data handling to a standby system in the event of system compromise. Here, automatic describes the failover process. By definition, most failover processes are programmed to operate automatically.

Techopedia explains Automatic Failover

Automatic failover is a best practice for systems that experience damage or lose vital connectivity during various scenarios, such as storms and natural disasters. Organizations may use automatic failover systems to protect against data loss in such situations, which are often referred to as disaster recovery plans or emergency planning.

An automatic failover system allows for immediate off-site handling of database and server setups, ensuring seamless operations if an original system site is under attack by a storm or other disaster.

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