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Old 03-02-2009
Abba
 
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Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

Hello,

Does any one have the link to MS KB article that mentions about removing
(and adding) an existing Cluster Shared disk on Windows 2003? This cluster
hosts a SQL2000.

The below article deals with Windows 2000.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727114.aspx


TIA,
AbbA



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Old 03-02-2009
Peter Gibbons
 
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Re: Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

W2k3 does not support this without reboots. See
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc782447.aspx
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To add drives on the shared storage bus
Turn off all nodes.
Important

Unless your shared drive supports hot swapping, you must shut down and
turn off all cluster nodes to add drives. If your shared drive supports
hot swapping, turn off all but one node.
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Regards,

Peter
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Old 03-02-2009
John Toner [MVP]
 
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Re: Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

Well, that's not entirely accurate. It certainly works best if you can take
the downtime to add your disk into a cluster, though it is possible to add a
disk without shutting down nodes. The problem that you'll run into doing so
is that the cluster disk driver only really gets updated at boot time so if
you've added a disk after a system has been booted, this driver will
probably not see the disk properly.

To overcome this issue, you can manually add a disk to the cluster using
cluster.exe commands. This helps to kick the driver into reading these
disks. You can review http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555312 for
instructions on adding a disk to a host using cluster.exe.

Regards,
John
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Old 03-02-2009
Geoff N. Hiten
 
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Re: Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

The steps are pretty much the same on Windows 2003.


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Geoff N. Hiten
Principal SQL Infrastructure Consultant
Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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Old 04-02-2009
Abba
 
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Re: Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

Thank you Geoff.

BTW, just curious... what does a "Principal SQL Infrastructure Consultant"
do? How different is it from a DBA?

"Geoff N. Hiten" <SQLCraftsman@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Old 04-02-2009
Geoff N. Hiten
 
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Re: Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

DBA, tuning, architecture, pretty much any SQL related task. Usually i get
called in when there is a serious problem, though.


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Geoff N. Hiten
Principal SQL Infrastructure Consultant
Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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Old 05-02-2009
TheSQLGuru
 
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Re: Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

He has a bevy of smaller, less important DBAs orbiting around him. :-))

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Kevin G. Boles
Indicium Resources, Inc.
SQL Server MVP
kgboles a earthlink dt net
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Old 08-01-2012
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Re: Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

How to reconfigur two cluster in windows 2008 ent. Change IP. and create shared disk to install SQL 2008. Over windows failovercluster server
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