Performing a Master/Standby Switchover for a DCS Instance

On the DCS console, you can manually switch the master and standby nodes of a DCS instance. This operation is used for special purposes, for example, releasing all service connections or terminating ongoing service operations.

Only master/standby instances support a master/standby node switchover.


  • Services may be interrupted for up to 10 seconds during the switchover. Before performing a switchover, ensure that your application supports reconnection.

  • During a master/standby node switchover, a large amount of resources will be consumed for data synchronization between the master and standby nodes. You are advised to perform this operation during off-peak hours.

  • Data of the maser and standby nodes is synchronized asynchronously. Therefore, a small amount of data that is being operated on during the switchover may be lost.


The DCS instance for which you want to perform a master/standby node switchover is in the Running state.


  1. Log in to the DCS console.

  2. Click image1 in the upper left corner and select a region and a project.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Cache Manager.

  4. In the Operation column of the instance, choose More > Master/Standby Switchover, then click OK.