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Setting up my first SQL Server cluster

I've been working with SQL Server for about 6 years and have completed a couple of certification exams so I consider myself reasonably knowledgeable. I am however, about to spec and build my first ...
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Complete Failover Cluster Failure SQL Server 2012

We have experienced a full cluster failure on our 3 node cluster running SQL Server 2008 R2 with 7 SQL Server instances. It started when we rebooted one of the nodes and it returned an error: Node ...
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Can you upgrade a single SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster Instance to SQL Server 2012?

Or do you have to upgrade every FCI on the Failover Cluster? The documentation doesn't seem to be clear. We have a 7 instances on a 3 node cluster. We want to upgrade only one of the instances from ...
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Failover Cluster and AlwaysOn Availability Groups across Data Centers

We have two 3 node clusters in separate data centers, let's call them ClusterP and ClusterS. ClusterP is our primary and ClusterS is our secondary for disaster recovery. Each cluster has multiple ...
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Failover Cluster - Add Witness Disk?

I'm trying to build SQL Server 2012 Cluster on top of Windows Cluster 2008R2. Can anyone please suggest.. do we need quorum disk in setting up SQL cluster 2012 on top of windows cluster 2008r2
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Min no. of replicas to set up SQL Server Always ON over a Failover Cluster on a Windows Cluster

AO: Always ON FCI: Failover Cluster Instance WSFC: Windows Server Failover Cluster I'm scratching the surface of AO. I currently have one SQL 2012 FCI on a WSFC. Which means one Active node at a ...
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Migrating a SQL NetName Between Clusters

Instance A is a default SQL Server 2005 instance on a two-node Windows 2003 cluster. Instance B is a default SQL Server 2012 instance on a two-node Windows 2008 R2 cluster. The application team is ...
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Three Node Cluster that Allows For Two Failures

We are creating a three-node three-instance cluster with SQL 2008 R2 (not cutting edge, but that is what the application supports) and think it should be able to maintain quorum with two physical ...
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SQL Server: multiple failover cluster instances with disjoint storage

This is for SQL Server 2012. I currently have two datacenters that have separate SANs. I'm using failover cluster instances (FCIs) for server redundancy, and then AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AGs) ...
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How to update SQL Server 2005 clustered instances?

We have a 3 node cluster with an instance running on each. Windows 2003 R2 32bit (16GB) / SQL Server 2005 I want to bring them all up to build 9.00.5266 (SP 4 + CU3) (1 Node is already updated) The ...
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SQL Server Configuration Manager 2012 - TCP/IP, unable to set IP All = No

I have a 4-node SQL Server 2012 SP1 cluster, and under Network Configuration -> TCP/IP -> Protocol (tab), I am able to switch Listen All from Yes to No. However, when I hit OK (or Apply), I get the ...
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Data mirroring suggestions

On my test environment, I have a SQL 2012 2-node physical cluster that accesses a common iSCSI storage on a separate Windows Server 2012 box. What options are there if I want to backup this storage to ...
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How to use Blob Storage as shared storage in a Windows Azure Failover Cluster?

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster composed on ...
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Active/ Active SQL Server Clustering on AWS

I need to design and implement a highly available SQL Server 2012 clustering on Amazon AWS. In the white paper presented by Amazon, they provided an example of Active/ Passive SQL Cluster. Do you know ...
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Error installing Clustering with SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012

We are installing SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 and trying to accomplish clustering. We've setup all the core functionality on the servers: advanced cluster preparation on all nodes and ...
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SQL instance names not shown in drop-down list when trying to remove cluster node

I was installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on a single-node cluster and accidentally installed into the wrong shared disk on the SAN. But when I tried to use the 'Remove node' from the installation centre ...
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176 views

Improper removal of SQL Server cluster

A node was evicted from a windows cluster without first uninstalling the sql first. When the node was put back, an error was produced when we tried to failover. It was reporting a missing dll. Feels ...
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Clustering vs. transactional replication vs. availability groups

Assuming you need to make sure your application that relies on SQL Server 2012 as its database backend is available around the clock, even if one server machine fails. As a developer and not a DBA, I ...
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Is it possible to setup failover clustering between a 32 bit instance and a 64 bit instance?

I am attempting to setup a couple of virtual machines in my lab for testing failover clustering on SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. One of the hosts I have is not capable of running a 64 bit ...
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1answer
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SQL Server cluster not available after failure of the “main” server

I aksed this question on stackoverflow, but was asked to repost here so here it is: I have a database that I'm setting up in a clustered environment. It'll be two servers with a shared storage. ...
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SQL Server 2008 upgrade to SQL Server 2012 on a cluster

I have a Windows 2008R2 2 node cluster with SQL Server 2008 clustered. How do I prevent the cluster from failing over while I am applying the SQL Server 2012 to the alternate node first? Any pointers ...
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1answer
545 views

TempDB on Solid State Drives on SQL Server Cluster

Can solid state drives be used for the TempDB on a SQL Server failover cluster if they are local drive on both machines? It is supported in 2012 but our cluster is a SQL 2005. The application that it ...
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Clients require instance name to connect to clustered instance

We have a clustered instance, say Instance1, assigned its own virtual network name and IP, via Failover Cluster Manager. This instance is configured to listen on port 1433 in SQL Server network ...
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How to shut down clustered SQL Server 2008 R2 with NOWAIT?

Is it possible to shutdown with nowait on a clustered instance? I want to delay recovery to when the instance starts, and I want to shut down as quickly as possible without issuing checkpoints to my ...
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SQL Server 2008 component is cluster-aware? [closed]

Which SQL Server 2008 components are cluster-aware? Notification Services Tuning Advisor Full Text Search Reporting Services Integration Service
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When changing startup parameters on a cluster, does each node have to be updated manually?

When moving a SQL 2005 instance to new disks on a two-node Windows 2003 cluster, I changed startup params on the active node to reflect the new paths for the master DB files and error logs. I ...
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1answer
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Problem adding a new node to a SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster

I tried to add a new node to SQL Server (2012 Standard) Failover, that is already installed on another node in Windows2012 Failover Cluster I have an issue with non editable field wiht input for SQL ...
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“Access is denied” when connecting SSMS to Integration Services

I receive the following error when attempting to connect SSMS to Integration Services using a particular SQL Server cluster's network name: Connecting to Integration Services service on the ...
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Does Change Data Capture (CDC) work in a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances setup?

Does Change Data Capture (CDC) work in a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances setup? There would be two nodes in the AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances setup and two Domain ...
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647 views

How to setup SQL active/active cluster to achieve Blue / Green instance switching?

I am wondering if anyone has ever used a multi-instance cluster (nee 'Active/Active') to achieve blue/green (or A/B) deployment scenarios, and what the best way of configuring it is (using SQL 2012 / ...
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Is it possible to remove a database server from a cluster resource, but keep it running on the node

I was wondering if anyone knew whether it was possible to delete the cluster resource, but keep all of the disks and sql instance running on the node instead? So if I was to delete the cluster ...
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1answer
446 views

PowerPivot doesn't install in SharePoint mode on an Active/Passive Cluster

We a provisioning a new SQL Failover Cluster. We have successfully configured the SQL instance, and have moved on to configuration of the PowerPivot for SharePoint instance. We run the configuration ...
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1answer
369 views

What is the safest way to run SSIS on Multiple Named SQL Server Instances?

I have an Active/Active SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster. There are two named instances on each node and no default instance. I need to deploy SSIS packages to the different instances. To do this, I ...
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Cannot start SQL Server service on SQL Server cluster [closed]

I have a SQL Server 2008 cluster with 2 nodes. I rebooted both machines and now I CANNOT start the SQL Server service from: Node1 or Node2 or ClusterSQL (the cluster SQL Server) I am getting an ...
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1answer
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SQL Server cluster questions please

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster active/active/active (a, b, c) and three instances run on this environment. We did a test on one of the instances, and failover test. Manual failover from node c ...
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Manually moving SQL instance to another node causes immediate database mirror failover

I have a two-node SQL cluster (2008 R2). Some of the databases within that SQL instance are mirrored to another server on a remote site, using the High safety with automatic failover. The mirroring ...
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1answer
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Load balancing after clustering is failed in SQL Server cluster

This is what I have been asked today on my interview for a SQL Server DBA position: It is an active - active cluster configuration. The primary node is in NY and the other node is in Rio. The NY ...
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Are there problems with using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups with Windows 2008R2?

[Cross post from StackOverflow] Brent Ozar published this webcast (slides, video with free registration) entitled "Real-Life SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Lessons Learned", in which he repeatedly states, ...
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when can AG primary replica be a different host to WFC primary?

To set up an Availability Group with two servers, the servers both participate in a Windows Failover Cluster. I've seen cases after certain failover modes where the primary IP address in the cluster ...
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Is it bad to assign specific processors to SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster instances?

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 failover cluster with a passive node and an active node. The servers are physically identical. I have two instances of SQL Server, one set to use all the CPUs in the ...
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1answer
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Executing Powershell SMO against a cluster with elevated privileges to update service accounts

I'm working on a Powershell script to update service accounts on named SQL instances in a failover cluster. I'm trying to use the SMO and WMI to update this so that I can update the service account ...
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How many IP numbers are there for a SQL server active active cluster setup also a active passive setup?

How many IP numbers are required for a SQL server active/ active cluster setup also what in the case of an active/ passive setup? Correct me if I am wrong 2 for private network 2 for public network ...
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1answer
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Move DTC from one node to another in Windows 2003 R2 Clustering

I have a Windows 2003 R2 two node cluster that is running MSDTC as part of the Cluster Group. Is it possible for me to change the current MSDTC owner without moving the entire Cluster Group to the ...
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I cannot get SQL Server 2012 to install the database engine

SQL Server 2012 installation on a standard Windows 2008 R2 server. It refuses to install the database engine or sql replication. During the installation I got no errors saying that it wasn't ...
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De-Cluster SQL Server 2012

Is there any way to 'de-cluster' an instance of SQL Server 2012 that was installed using the 'New SQL Server Cluster Installation' option? We are having issues with the failover portion of clustering ...
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1answer
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SQL Server Mirroring kicks in before cluster has time to fail over

I have two clusters each with two nodes configured in active/passive; the two clusters take part in a high-availability mirroring session using a separate server as the witness. When a node fails in ...
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1answer
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SQL Server Agent fails to start in Failover cluter

The SQL server agent in a cluster (as a cluster resource) fails to start. I'm looking for error logs to give me a clue, but so far, all it says is: "failed to start". What could be the possible ...
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New Cluster Testing - Best Practice

We've finished setup of a 4-node SQL Server 2005 cluster. We are using Windows 2008 R2 as the underlying OS. We are looking for suggestions on a set of tests we could perform to test failover of the ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition - multiple instances and memory utilization

If we have multiple instances of a SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition (which has a 64 GB memory limit) on one server which has 192 GBs of RAM, do both instances only have access to the first 64 GBs of ...
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Are there any best practices before moving SQL Server to another node (controlled failover)?

Let's say there are multiple jobs running on the SQL Server - we have index maintenance jobs, backups, replication, etc. We would like to perform a switchover using Failover Cluster Manager. Are there ...