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Can I install a SQL 2005 Fail Over Cluster on a server that already has SQL Server 2005 on it

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I have 2 servers that have SQL 2005 x64bit standard installed on them. I did not install a fail over cluster when I did the initial setup. Can I now go back and install a fail over cluster on the 2 SQL 2005 servers without losing any data on the primary server. For example I have SQL 2005 x64bit Standard installed on my SQL1 server and SQL2 server. Can I go back and install a SQL fail over cluster with these 2 servers and not lose the data on the SQL1 server
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You have to reinstall SQL.  However, you don't have to lose the data.  You will need to detach your databases.  Configure the cluster, move the databases to the shared cluster drive and reattach.
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