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Changing SQL install drive letter

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Hi experts,

I have SQL 2005 installed on a Windows 2003R2 server. During installation i made the mistake of pointing the installation to e:\ in stead of my preffered drive letter of G:\.

I am doubting a simple change of drive letter in the disc management will fix this issue as all the registry setting are set for E:\.

Any ideas how i can work around this?

Thankyou
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by:dosth
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you cant change like that, you can keep the system dbs on the e:\ and change you database location to g:
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by:lozza05
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Thanks, but the db locations are not important as they are hosted on shared storage.

The reason i need the SQL install location to be a different frive letter is for clustering. For example our primary SQL server is installed on drive g:\, and for clustering best practices (apparently) all other nodes in the cluster need to have the same drive letters.
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I am sorry to say ..  but you will have to reinstall SQL and restore your SYS and User db's
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