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Adding a secons instance to a SQL 2008 R2 cluster

Posted on 2011-11-01
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I want to add another instance to my SQL cluster but how does it work?
Do I have create another quorum disk, msdtc disk, system database disk and user database disk?


Question by:cdron
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I don't have experience in doing this, so hopefully someone else will come along and give their input.  But I would assume that if you want the instances to move from node to node together, then they can be installed in one clustered resource pool and therefore a second quorum disk would not be required.
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As stated above 2nd quorum disk not required.

A second instance would require a new group (resources: network name and IP) and disks for the SQL data.
his configuration would allow for "active active" clustering.
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