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Moving a 2003 cluster Quorum disk

never done this before, and this is a production (important) server that cant die...

im going to be moving the Quorum drom one SAN to another, i already created the LUN on the SAN and tied it to the servers.  the cluster running is a active passive cluser of 2 servers, the servers are running a SQL DB.
got this document from google search: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;280353 is moving a quorum really that easy? will there be down time? what is something goes wrong and what are comon things to go wrong? and how to fix or fall back to a working system? also that MS link if for a 2000 server, this is a 2003 server, does fixquorum still work?

anyone out there got some hints/advice/sugestions?

thank you
steven
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i has able to move the quorum, the SQL DB, and the SQL log drives with the SQL DB not crashing or stoping production.  but now i can not get MS DTC to start up.  i changed it physical drive dependicy to the quorum drive, all the DTC dependicys are online, but  DTC fails to start and in event view i get this error:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      MSDTC
Event Category:      Cluster
Event ID:      4394
Date:            11/14/2010
Time:            1:33:39 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      DA-GHN-WDB07
Description:
MS DTC's log information has not been configured correctly in the shared cluster registry. Error Specifics: d:\nt\com\complus\dtc\shared\mtxclu\mtxclusetuphelper.cpp:557, Pid: 5504, CmdLine: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
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i tryed to run command: msdtc -resetlog
when i run that i get this error in event viewer:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      MSDTC
Event Category:      SVC
Event ID:      4135
Date:            11/14/2010
Time:            1:40:21 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      DA-GHN-WDB06
Description:
Failed to create/reset the MS DTC log file.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

i would ssume this may be related to my problem of the DTC, when i try and move group for my SQL server, it wont move the acual SQL server and therefor its agents, all other dependicys can move, but not the server and anything dependent on the server

any heal would be great
thank you
-steven
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sdmarek

just found the solution to the DTC:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc774104(WS.10).aspx
i changed the log location from Q:\ to the new quorum drive at W:\, it works.  then i tested moving the SQL group on my cluster administrator, it fell over perfictly, i am all done with this.

thank you
-steven
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sdmarek

i split the points up a little, hope you guys dont mind, and thank you again
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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