application call sql server -> migration call cluster sql server ? RRS feed

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  • User632428103 posted

    Hello all,

    We have an application web who is installed on a server application and this web site call another server who sql serveur is installed.

    all works since several years.

    For some reason of performance, we need to migrate this application to a cluster sql.

    For me, but i'm not a specialist about cluster -> I thought to backup the database in our last sql serveur and installed to the new cluster sql server  ...

    but i don't know if it's work ?

    My first question is ->  it possible to backUp all (data and structure of database) and install in the new sql cluster OR we need to start from scratch ?

    second question -> sorry question can be stupid but is there something to do when an application web call a cluster sql  ?

    In fact, is something must be made in the web app for to work in cluster ?

    thanks for sharing your knowledge

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:07 AM

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  • User-1780421697 posted

    As far as i know, there is active and passive nodes in cluster and if you want to connect to a node then you can access it by its IP or Virtual Server Name, Cluster have its own IP and Node have its own, one node can have an instance and you can connect with that particular instance as well by specifying in connection string.

    "The connection string is written in the usual way; but in clustering you have 3 (or more) addresses: one for each node which constitues the cluster and one for the cluster. E.g.: we have two node with addresses and if you write down one of this numbers as the DataSource in the connection string, you'll gain access to that physical instance. But if you want to access the cluster (virtual) Sql Server instance, you'll have to use the cluster's address (e.g.: as the DataSource. Of course, you can also use the machines' names instead of the IP addresses, provided you are in the same domain as the cluster."

    I like the mirror feature as well which is supported by ADo.Net:


    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:49 AM
  • User753101303 posted

    My understanding is that you are planning something such as is https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/failover-clusters/windows/always-on-failover-cluster-instances-sql-server?view=sql-server-ver15#Benefits which is AFAIK intended for availability, NOT for performance.

    The cluster should be seen as a single SQL Server instance directing the query to the active "node". The benefit is that it can switch to another node as needed without any reconfiguration.

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:03 PM