Hi If i need to set up an ActiveActive with both the servers share the same data (Just like Oracle's RAC), is Federating the database is the only option. Or this cannot be done on Microsoft SQLServer 2000 at all? Just to make myself clear.. I have installed cluster services in such a way that virtual server V1 has server1 as active and server2 as passive. Virtual Server V2 has server2 has active and server1 as passive. On both V1 and V2, i have a database called custdb which resides on its own shared disk arrays. I will partition the data horizontally based on certain criteria and split it across custdb database on both servers. I will have distributed partitioned views that will have a union of both the tables in custdb databases. When application accesses view on any server, depending on where the data resides, the user will be routed. This is just a high level guess, any thoughts on this? Marx.