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HAProxy as a failover only without load balancing - is not redirecting traffic to backup

I’m trying to use HAProxy as a failover TCP solution in case our primary server goes down.
However it simply does not seem to work.

haproxy.cfg

frontend haproxy_sync
    bind *:8090
    mode tcp
    option tcplog
    default_backend sync

backend sync
    mode tcp
    option tcplog
    balance roundrobin
    server server1 sync1:8090 check on-marked-down shutdown-sessions on-marked-up shutdown-backup-sessions
    server server2 sync2:8090 check backup

HAProxy is able to see both servers and connect to the open port

root@scw-haproxy:~# nc -vz sync1 8090
sync1 [hidden] 8090 (?) open

root@scw-haproxy:~# nc -vz sync2 8090
sync2 [hidden] 8090 (?) open

When I test the configuration by shutting down sync1 haproxy log shows:

May  2 13:22:54 scw-haproxy haproxy[8985]: Server sync/server1 is DOWN, reason: Layer4 connection problem, info: "Connection refused", check duration: 81ms. 0 active and 1 backup servers left. Running on backup. 0 sessions active, 0 requeued, 0 remaining in queue.
May  2 13:22:54 scw-haproxy haproxy[8985]: Server sync/server1 is DOWN, reason: Layer4 connection problem, info: "Connection refused", check duration: 81ms. 0 active and 1 backup servers left. Running on backup. 0 sessions active, 0 requeued, 0 remaining in queue.

But no traffic ends up going through to server2/sync2 (backup server)

Any idea what I have configured incorrectly here?
I am using HA-Proxy version 1.6.3

Resolved.

This was my fault and had my DNS not pointing at haproxy but instead directly at the server1