MS Cluster 2008 - Remove quorum disk

Posted on 2011-03-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Is it possible to remove a quorum disk without having to destroy the entire cluster?
I have tried looking online for this but havent had much luck.
Question by:cjameson74
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kevinhsieh earned 500 total points
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Removing the quorum disk doesn't destroy the cluster, and in fact you should add/remove it as you go from an even/odd number of nodes. Clusters with an even number of nodes should have a quorum disk, cluster with an odd number of nodes should not. Changing the quorum type is non-disruptive to the operation of a healthy cluster.

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How do you do it within the gui or command line?
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ID: 35020019
I do it from GUI.

What is it that you are trying to get to? Do you now have a cluster with an odd number of nodes? Do you want to just move/recreate the quorum?

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I have a cluster with one quorum which i want to delete
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by:Andres Perales
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You need the quorum for your cluster, you should not get rid of it!

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