Adding a drive to Existing SQL Server 2008 instance

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Is it possible to add a drive to an existing clustered SQL Server 2008 instance?  How is it done?  I have added the extra shared drive to the Cluster resource and of course the drive is seen by everything on the server except SQL Server.  How can I add this to SQL Server as a real drive?  One that is seen by the engine as a resource it can back up to or restore from?
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In The Failover Cluster Management..For the SQL server Service..you will have to add the Drive as a dependency.
This would require to take the Service offline.

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That's not enough - I need to be able to see this as a disk resource on the sql server itself
Did you try that..after adding it as a dependency .SQL service  will see the drive.

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I need the sql server itself to see the drive

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Thanks - it's working :)

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