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Topic Title: Recommended system configuration
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Created On: 11/08/2011 03:09 AM
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 11/08/2011 03:09 AM
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ErikHedlund
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I've read the failover documentation and found a statement I'd like to get som comments on:

"Although not a requirement, it is recommended that the primary, secondary (and if applicable, tertiary) BPA server components are installed on machines separate from those which have the BPA Development Tools (i.e. SMC, WFD and Task Builder components), BPA Agents and the external database to be used as the BPA Datastore."

Is this also recommended when you don't have any failover servers? The reason I ask is that in our configuration we only have separated the datastore from the rest. We experience instability issues from time to time. I'd like to know if seperating according to the above recommandation could adress instability issues?



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 11/09/2011 11:22 AM
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Ricardo Castaneda
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Hi Eric,

You can configure BPA in any scenario you would like outside of failover. Would it be possible to elaborate on the instability you are currently facing with BPA?


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 01/02/2012 03:32 AM
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The instability we're experiencing is in short that BPA seems to loose track of the workflows/tasks and is queuing them up. When I take a look in the database, there are a lot of workflows having status -1 and no end date, but it's infact nothing running on the system. Because of this BPA Server stops running workflows after a couple of days when the queue has grown to the maximum number of allowed running workflows (100). We don't know why this is happening, but it has been a problem for us for as long as we've used BPA Server. No eventlog records. No textlog records. Nothing.



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Leonard Amabile
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Hi Erik,

Please provide your current BPA7 installation scenario. What version of Windows? What version of BPA7? Is your data store a backend database (SQL, Oracle, MySQL) or are you using the embedded database or XML?






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