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Migrate SQL 2008 r2 to a new Windows 2012 cluster

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What is the best way to migrate a SQL 2008 R2 instance that is hosted on a Windows 2008 R2 Failover cluster to a newer cluster running Windows 2012?  Oh, yeah, with as little downtime as possible?
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Yes. Mirroring is good too and looks like it was implemented in sql server 2005, so the author can use it.

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Since this is going from one Windows Server Failover Cluster to another.  What do you think of using the Copy Cluster Roles feature?
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Copy Cluster Roles has nothing to do with SQL Server databases.
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