solution for Active/Passive Backend

Guillaume Quintard guillaume at
Sat Jul 4 15:11:36 UTC 2020


You want to use probes and the fallback director.

Relevant documentation:
to define a probe:
to attach it to backends:
the fallback director:

i also wrote these blog posts a long time ago, but they are still valid:

The first one goes through probes, and the second one explores directors,
including the fallback one.

Hope that helps

Guillaume Quintard

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 7:14 AM hamidreza hosseini <hrhosseini at>

> Hi,
> I want to have 2 or 3 backends in the Varnish config file but just one of
> them workes as an active backend and whenever my active backend failed ,
> the second backend become active and respond the requests. (In other hand,
> I dont want to have two backend for responding clients and just one of them
> works at the same time, and it check the health status of my active backend
> , whenever it is was unhealthy , varnish switch to the second or third
> backend.)
> Best Regards.
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