Quickly find out if database is available

Devin Asay devin_asay at byu.edu
Fri Jul 15 12:26:14 EDT 2005


This is sort of indirect but might work. Is there also a web server  
running on these servers? If so, you could do a simple get URL on the  
IP address, which should tell you very quickly whether the server is  
running or not.


On Jul 15, 2005, at 5:10 AM, Ton Kuypers wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a way to find out if there is a mySQL database on a  
> specific ip-address?
> The question seems strange, but the reason is obvious: I have a  
> mySQL database running on 2 servers and if the primary is not  
> running, I need to switch to the second one.
> I can try to open a connection to the first one and on failure try  
> to open the second one, but due to the timeout of this "try to  
> connect" action, this takes to long.
> I need to to do this using OS9, OSx and Windows application...
> Warm regards,
> Ton Kuypers
> Digital Media Partners bvba
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Devin Asay
Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
Brigham Young University

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