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I'm looking to find a recommended method to format a cluster disk on MS failover cluster?   I thought it would be quicker to have a blank disk instead of deleting data on the disk. it is 5 node cluster and I need to install fresh copy of data hence looking for a very quick solution.

could you please advise steps I need?

servers are 2012 MS OS on VMware 5.5 and all the disk are RAW Luns.

regards
Kuzum
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Right Click the disk (volume), and select Quick Format. (Unless you want to wait hours, with a full format),
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thank you Andrew, do I need to worry about cluster settings? is this all I need to do I mean?
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It's easier to remove the data,  because you will have to take the resources offline, because there will be handles on the disks.
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by:kuzum
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due to size of the data, deleting data would possible take few days, so best option to just do quick format? but resource needs to be offline of course?
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basically, my concern is with cluster settings. I'm taking quick format only deletes the data but won't cause any issue with cluster?
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disk format did not upset cluster. worked perfect.
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