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How do I create a SQL Fail Over cluster on 2 servers that so not have a physical shared disk

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I would like to install a 2 node SQL 2005 fail over cluster. We would like to have 1 server in our corporate office and the other in a remote office for business continuity purposes. Every time I try to install the SQL 2005 fail over cluster I get the window that says I have no physical disks to install it on. My question is how do I configure the cluster administrator and SQL 2005 to use a shared disk for the cluster fail over. I should not need to have both servers pluged into a shared disk storage to do this
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Do these servers have shared disk (SAN, NAS or iSCSI)?
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Sorry I should have added that. We do have an external array that one SQL server is plugged in to through fiber cable. The issue is I don't want to have both servers plugged in to it since we would like to move one server to another office for disaster recovery purposes. Is it possible to do a SQL fail over cluster in this case
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In order to configure a SQL cluster BOTH servers have to be in the same subnet, members of the same domain and BOTH be connected to the same external storage array with a shared drive

In your case the best you could do is a SQL mirror or use transaction log shipping.  You will not be able to setup a SQL cluster.
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