How to drain a server

If you need to drain one of your servers for maintenance purposes. You can follow the below steps to safely remove a server from the pool.

Groups/Backends:

  1. Balancer
  2. Group/Backend Management
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  3. Servers
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    Or
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  4. Pause the required server
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  5. Reload

This will let all connections on the server finish and won't let new connection through to the pause server. To bring the server back into the pool. Just follow the steps above and unpause the server.

 

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