On my staging environment, using OSS vault, I configured HA clusters, one is Active and the other one is Standby, with Multi Regional GCS bucket.
I created a new vault cluster on test environment, and I copied the backend data (GCS bucket), from staging to test cluster.
Once everything was configured on test cluster, initialized, and unsealed, from vault UI , I got the following error message:
Error This is a standby Vault node but can't communicate with the active node via request forwarding. Sign in at the active node to use the Vault UI.
Reading few pages related to vault, and I found this, Upgrading Vault - Guides | Vault by HashiCorp.
If I understand correctly, if a vault cluster is configured HA in one environment, copying the data of that cluster and use it in other environment, and then spin up a new vault cluster, this newly created vault cluster will behave as vault standby.
If this is the case, is there a way for me to “cut ties” this standby cluster or promote it as non HA cluster?
vault version: 1.0.3
I really appreciate any inputs, suggestions and pointers.