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making custom apps "cluster aware"

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 09, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
what proactive steps can we take to make our app (ado, stored procs etc) cluster aware, in the event that we someday use clustering?  For instance, I read things about retry strategies etc but dont even know if retry is on a different connection or what appears to be the same connection.  We already make our trans as small as possible.

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