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SQL cluster group error

Posted on 2014-01-09
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On a SQL 2005 cluster, drive D was deleted then restored on Node A but not on Node B--aka, the server cannot see drive D on Node B. Node A works great and SQL is running, but Node B is still looking for drive D in the cluster group and shows a fat read X for the group. There are no binaries or SQL files on drive D.

Will deleting the SQL group with drive D on Node 2 cause a problem for the Node 1 and for the SQL cluster in general?

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by:x-men
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can you move the cluster group to node B?
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by:barnesco
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I can, but it doesn't automatically failover. I have start SQL server manually.
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so SQL does not depend on drive D?
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DBAduck - Ben Miller earned 500 total points
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When dealing with a Cluster Group it is there in the Cluster regardless of Nodes. Nodes participate in the cluster, so you cannot delete the Cluster Group on Node B because the Cluster Group is not ON Node B it is in a Cluster and Node B is a Node in the cluster.

When dealing with Drives in Clusters, you have to make the drive available to the Cluster which means that whichever Node the Group that contains that Drive can move to must have ability to bring that drive online.  If it cannot, you should remove the drive from the cluster group not remove the cluster group from a node.
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X-men, SQL does not depend on drive D.

Dbaduck, that makes sense and thanks for clarifying.
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