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setting up redirects if database down

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  1. Webteam
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    30 Nov 2009
    28 May 2010
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    I have setup a number of error pages within sitefinity which I map to in IIS.  However if the database is down obviously none of these pages are accessible,  I would like to add some code to redirect to a static page in the case of a database problem however am not sure the best place to check the connection or trap an error.  For example a DB connection problem does not seem to throw an error to Application_Error in Global.asax.  Any advice on the best way to go about this is appreciated.  Thanks.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    30 May 2010
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    Hi David Desjardins,

    You could try creating HttpModule which is triggered on each request and check the connectionString to your database by creating an instance of SqlConnection. If the connection fails, redirect to a custom page.

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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