“How do I set up a
full disaster recovery site to handle Citrix user profiles?”
The key features
required for disaster recovery (DR) are supported by Profile management:
diagram, a domain-based namespace manages the NUS. (The diagram in Scenario 1
deliberately did not include namespaces.) This means that we can include a
namespace server in each site, including the DR site, and the servers all
support the same view of the namespace.
If the DR plan is
activated, the DR site's NUS is up-to-date with the changes replicated from the
master NUS. However, the namespace server still reflects the wrong view of the
namespace, so its configuration must be updated. For each folder, the folder
target on the master site must be disabled and the folder target on the DR site
After AD updates
have propagated, the namespace server correctly locates the DR folder targets
and the DR site is ready to use by Profile management.
user store setting refers to namespace folders, not real servers,
so there is no need to update the Profile management configuration.
In practice, one-way
or two-way replication is possible because the DR site is not normally used for
profiles. Once the disaster is over, a connection from the DR site to the
master site ensures that changes made to the NUS during the disaster are
replicated on the master site.