IQ Bot 11.x: Disaster recovery failover steps overview

Overview of failover steps for IQ Bot recovery after a disaster.


Complete the disaster recovery deployment on two geographically separated sites, where one site is primary (active) and the other is a backup (passive) site. Disaster recovery is performed on remote backup site.

The procedure is identical regardless of whether switching over from primary to secondary (recovery), or secondary to primary.

If the failed IQ Bot nodes are still available:


  1. Shut off all IQ Bot services at the primary site.
  2. Failover all IQ Bot-related databases using the database tools.
  3. Failover your Server Message Block (SMB) share using the appropriate tools to make the recovery site SMB file share writable.
  4. Start IQ Bot services at the recovery site.
  5. Wait until the IQ Bot web interface is available.
  6. Login to the web interface as an administrator.
  7. After the recovery site is operating as the primary site, configure a replacement secondary site. Using the database tools, set replication from the recovery primary site to the replacement secondary site.