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  1. #1
    Abba Guest

    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



  2. #2
    Peter Gibbons Guest

    Re: Remove/Add Cluster Shared disk

    W2k3 does not support this without reboots. See
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc782447.aspx
    --
    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.
    --

    Regards,

    Peter

  3. #3
    John Toner [MVP] Guest

    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

  4. #4
    Geoff N. Hiten Guest

    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

  5. #5
    Abba Guest

    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

  6. #6
    Geoff N. Hiten Guest

    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

  7. #7
    TheSQLGuru Guest

    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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    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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