Checklist - how to migrate sbs 2003 + sql 2008 to 2008 r2 failover cluster
Posted on 2012-08-15
I currently have an sbs2003 server (acts as DC as well) and a 2008 server with sql 2008 application.
I need now to migrate the sbs to win server and exchange 2010, so i wanted to jump on the occasion and build the whole thing on a 2008 failover cluster.
I am buying 2 machines, one for the exchange 2010 and the other for the file server and sql server application. Both machines will have win2008 r2 enterprise, and each one an available raid5 array totaling 3TB storage each ( 6 disks of 600GB each ).
I also have 2 old servers that will serve as DC and Backup DC.
My questions are:
- When i define the cluster, how do i add both arrays (from each server) to the cluster's storage? Will i then have 1 partition 6TB size of can i build 3 partitions in it ( 3TB, 2TB and 1TB)?
- After the cluster is built, how do i install the exchange 2010 and the sql application in it?
- After the migration is finished, i would like to format the current server holding the sql application, and add it to the cluster for more storage, how do i do that?