I have a production database server having sql server 2008r2. This is an old server and considering our load, we are moving to a better hardware configuration, Now the new environment is a cluster environment on Win Server 2012 with single installation of SQL SERVER 2012.
My understanding of failover cluster environment is that same instance of sql server is there on both nodes and they get data from a shared SAN. Primary node remains active while secondary node remains idle till the time the primary node fails. Once the primary node fails, windows brings the secondary node as active.
Now i want to restore backup of 2008r2 database to this new sql server 2012 environment. Does this failover cluster impose any restrictions on this backup restore or will it be a normal backup restore operation. Please share your thoughts.