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Application Failover

Application Failover
The capability of an application to recover from the failure of a database (that the application is connected to and using) by automatically switching over to using a surviving database instance.

Application Failover should provide no loss of data or continuity. It tends to be used with high end database systems, such as Oracle Parallel Server (OPS).

Also known as ‘run-time failover’.

Application Failover is often used in connection with Connection Failover.