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Tableau Metadata Repository Failover


Published: 19 Jun 2017
Last Modified Date: 31 Dec 2019

Question

How frequently does the clustered environment perform a backup of the production PostgresSQL database to the failover copy?

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • PostgreSQL

Answer

The Coordination Service synchronizes the clustered system continuously and runs as a service on all machines in the distributed environment to keep the failover system in synchronization with the live system.

If a synchronization delay is discovered, please refer to the Product Help Guide article below which explains how the hardware can effect how well the Coordination Services will operate: Tableau Server Coordination Service

The cluster controller timeout, which defaults to 5 minutes, can be shortened and then the sync will run more frequently. For more information, see the following topics in Tableau Help:
 
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