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  • Hi Guys,

    One of my customer wants Secondary Server for WSUS Server Similar to Secondary ( Backup ) Active Directory in case of Failure.       

    Consider a scenario : There are two WSUS Server on same network One is active and other is Redundant(Cold Spare or Backup). Widows Update Patches are received from Upstream Server. Both will be synchronized simultaneously . When Active Fails due to Power or Server Failure then Redundant as to come in to action until other is recovered. 

    Can we provide such solution . If yes can anyone explain how and If not tell me best solution like WSUS Database backup etc.

    Note : All are physical servers no virtualization.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:23 AM

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  • Hi,

    You can for example set up a hierarchy of WSUS servers, and have them in replica mode. 

    Replica mode: An upstream WSUS server shares updates, approval status, and computer groups with its downstream server or servers. Downstream replica servers inherit update approvals and cannot be administered apart from their upstream WSUS server.”

    You’ll find more information in the links below:

    Choose a Type of WSUS Deployment

    Plan your WSUS deployment

    Best regards,
    Leon

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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:52 AM
  • Hi Sandesh,
      

    Downstream servers that establish replica mode will share updates, approval status, and computer groups with upstream WSUS servers. Replica servers inherit update approvals and are not managed separately from upstream WSUS servers. As a backup, it can basically meet the requirements, but when the downstream server in this replica mode is used as the primary server, the GPO needs to be modified to allow clients to reconnect to it and perform status reporting again. 
    The specific steps can refer to the following articles:
      

    1. Create a downstream server in replica mode:
      "Create Replica Servers"
        

    If you consider using an overall backup, then the backup of the database, metadata, and update files will be included. The specific steps are more complicated than the downstream server that requires the copy mode. It may take more time at the same time. But this will keep the client's status report.
    The specific steps can refer to the following articles:
      

    1. Database backup and recovery:
      "Create a Full Database Backup (SQL Server)"
    2. WSUS metadata and update file backup and recovery:
      "How to move WSUS from one server to another"
        

    Hope the above can help you.
      

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:52 AM
  • Hi,
     

    Any update is welcome here.
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    Thank you for your cooperation, as always.
     

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Monday, December 16, 2019 7:57 AM
  • Hi Everyone,
       

    Since this thread has not been updated for a long time, the following thread summary is provided for reference during subsequent follow-up.
      

    • Issue Symptom
      Consultation on backup issues of WSUS server
         
    • Possible Cause
      Solution consulting.
        
    • Troubleshooting Steps so far
      Provides patch information and subsequent installation steps.
        
    • Next Step
      Waiting for reply.
          

    Regards,
    Yic

    Tuesday, December 31, 2019 3:14 AM