Solved

How to remove only one instance from sql server 2008 cluster

Posted on 2010-11-29
2
601 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am looking for a little confirmation here.  

While performing and upgrade from Windows 2008 to Windows 2008 R2, I had a failure on one of our nodes.  Currently I have three servers in the cluster, two of which hold the working instances, but one which cannot be repaired, so I wish to remove.

I assume I can run setup.exe from the DVD and select “Remove node from a SQL Server failover cluster, but I am leery, as I naturally don’t want to affect the active and passive instances which are behaving properly.  As long as I am running the removal process from the server which is not active, and that has the defective install, am I safe?  Is this the method I use to remove only one instance from sql server 2008 cluster, so that I can reinstall it anew?
0
Comment
Question by:bobsully53
2 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
EvilPostIt earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
SQL Server 2008 changed to a more moduler (an better imho) way of installing and un-installing. You are correct that this will remove a single node from the cluster.

I have done it a few times before with no ill-effects.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bobsully53
Comment Utility
That's what I needed to know.  Thanks
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

In this article I will describe the Detach & Attach method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the different Recovery Models available in SQL Server and explain, as well as show how full, differential and transaction log backups are performed

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now