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Server 2003 Cluster / Basic Assistance (Exchange 2003)

ServerFault team, I'm in need of moving an Exchange 2003 Information Store that's part of a Server 2003 cluster. Please forgive me, that I'm not where I need to be with this. The information store ...
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Is it possible to share the same folder name on two separate drives?

I have a Windows 2003 cluster that I'm trying to migrate to a new SAN. One of the drives that I'm copying data from has a shared folder (J:\SharedFolder) I need to copy all data from J:\ to T:\ and ...
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Windows 2003 cluster: One node offline causes the cluster service on the other node to fail

I configured a 2 node cluster on 2 Windows 2003 machines with Exchange 2003 The resources: Majority node set Data volume Cluster IP Cluster network name Exchange 2003 system attendant (and all ...
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Windows Server 2003 on Virtualbox: Disk becomes unavailible after adding it as a cluster resource

I created a test cluster in Windows 2003 running on Virtual Box. The virtual disk to be used as a cluster resource has been changed to type shereable using VBoxManage command line utility. On that ...
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Clustered MSMQ can't send to queue in another forest

I have MSMQ running on a two-node Windows 2003 cluster. When I try to send transactional messages to a queue on a Windows 2008 server in another forest, the messages get stuck in the cluster's ...
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SQL Server 2005 and Windows Server 2003 - Cluster Logs

We have a active/active failover cluster. I am trying to find out if one of my resource group (SQL Server 2005) was automatically/manually flipped to another node at a given point of time. I have ...
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Is it possible to change a cluster that is dependent on a domain?

Recently we received (2) Poweredge 6850 and (2) PowerVault 220s from our managed server company. These two servers hosted SQL Server 2005 with our SQL database on it. The cluster was dependent on ...
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Windows Server Cluster & Strange Day Light Savings Time Behaviour

Over the weekend (Sunday March 27th) Daylight Savings Time kicked in here in Ireland and so all the servers (all win2k3 server) in our Production Environment updated their Times +1 Hour. However ...
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Migrating Windows 2003 File Server Cluster to Windows 2008 R2 Standalone?

We have a situation where we have an aging Windows 2003 File Server Cluster that we'd like to move to a standalone Windows Server 2008 R2 VM that resides in our Hyper-V R2 installation. We see no ...
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Best way to improve disk performance (SQL Server 2000)

I am having some disk access issues on a web application. The main load is many concurrent inserts/updates/selects on large tables. It is currently a single 2ru rackmount running SQL Server 2000 and ...
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1answer
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Move clustered SQL from one network to another

We have a clustered SQL server (2k5 Std) that's currently being hosted on 1 of 2 subnets on the server. We'd like to retire the subnet the SQL cluster is on as we're experiencing default gateway ...
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Is a cluster the most cost effective redundancy method for windows server 2003?

We had a server with bad ram which caused a long outage while they figured it out and our client facing apps had to go down for a while. We are coming up with a solution for instant fail-over but are ...
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1answer
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Instructions for creating a clustered file share

I need foolproof instructions for creating a clustered file share on an existing 2-node SQL Server Failover cluster (Windows Server 2003). The scenario is that I have a non-cluster aware application ...
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Hardware Requirements of SQL Server Clustering

My task is to do clustering in SQL Server 2008. What are the hardware requirements for windows clustering? Is either SCSI or SAN compulsory, or is shared disk enough? I can't understand the hardware ...
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Scripting a Windows 2008 Cluster from Windows 2003

Our current environment is all Windows 2003. When we migrate a new version of our service to the cluster, we first stop the service with a command like: cluster.exe <clusterName> resource ...
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Best practices for shared storage between Windows web servers?

I've searched high and low for a whitepaper on storing uploads and serving content (primarily images) via a Windows 2003 web farm, but to no avail. Our hosting facility has a SAN, which we have access ...
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Configuring Reporting Services SQL Server 2005 in a failover cluster Windows Server 2003

I have the following scenario: Two machines, say NODE1 and NODE2, have Windows Server 2003 installed in a failover cluster, say CLUSTER. On this cluster SQL Server 2005 was installed successfully, ...
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Running Windows 2008 Server in Windows 2003 Cluster

we run a cluster using 2xWindows 2003 Server + 2x Windows 2003r2 Server. Now we want to add 2 Windows 2008(r2?) Server to the fail over cluster. Is that possible? Or is it required to use the same OS ...
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Will restarting the “Cluster Service” on the active cluster node cause any outages?

I have a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise active/passive cluster running SQL Server 2005. The "Cluster Service" service won't start on my passive node, and I'm pretty sure it's what's described in this ...
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SQL 2005 Active/Active Cluster - Additional Instance Setup

I'm installing a new instance of SQL 2005 on an existing cluster. From what I've read, I should be able to install that new instance on the same cluster name with a new instance name. Same IP, ...
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355 views

SQL 2005 cluster to use local storage for backups?

I've built an active/active SQL 2005 cluster using LUNs for SQL, Data, and Logs. Unfortunately, I tried to use local storage (both machines have a local B:) for backups - hey, shared storage is ...
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Adding a 3rd node to an existing 2 node Windows 2003 cluster with Dissimilar Hardware

We have an older cluster using 2 Dell 6850's with 64 gigs of RAM. We are going to be upgrading the cluster to use 2 Dell R900's with 128 gigs of RAM. However, the plan to upgrade is going to involve ...
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Maximum concurrent connections to a Microsoft NLB Cluster

We recently had a problem with maximum conncurrent connections on a Microsoft NLB cluster, that I got an answer to on stackoverflow: ...
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Monitoring Clustered MSMQ

According to Microsoft, Systems Center Operations Manager cannot monitor clustered MSMQ's on Server 2003. The Microsoft rep referenced this article. and said it applied to our problem. So, my question ...
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Move from 2003 to 2008 Microsoft Clustering Technologies

I'm currently supporting a Windows 2003 R2 system that's using Microsoft Cluster Service and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. My organization is planning on moving to Windows Server 2008 and I would like ...