How to Configure Backup Transport Options for a Send Port

This topic describes how to use the BizTalk Server Administration console to configure backup transport options for a send port. The backup transport that you specify takes effect in the event the primary transport fails to function. Configuring the primary transport is described in How to Create a Send Port.


For dynamic ports, there are not properties available to configure because transport options are automatically determined at run time.


To perform the procedure in this topic, you must be logged on with an account that is a member of the BizTalk Server Administrators group. For more detailed information on permissions, see Permissions Required for Deploying and Managing a BizTalk Application.

To specify transport options for a send port

  1. Click Start, click Programs, click Microsoft BizTalk Server 20xx, and then click BizTalk Server Administration.

  2. In the console tree, expand the BizTalk group and the BizTalk application for which you want to configure backup transport options for a send port.

  3. Expand Send Ports, right-click the send port to configure, click Properties, and then click Backup Transport.

  4. Configure backup transport properties as described in the following table, and then click OK.

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    Type From the drop-down list, select the appropriate backup transport type, or transport protocol. If the port is a solicit-response port, only transport types that support solicit-response are available in the list.
    Configure After you select the backup transport type, click Configure, and then configure transport properties. For more information about configuring the properties, click Help.
    Send handler From the drop-down list, select the host instance on which the send adapter is running.
    Retry count Specify the number of times for the send port to resend a message on message failure. The default is 3; the allowed range is from 0 to 1,000.
    Retry interval Specify the interval in minutes between message resend attempts. The default is 5; the allowed range is from 0 to 525,600.

See Also

Creating and Configuring Send Ports