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Migrate SQL 2008 r2 to a new Windows 2012 cluster

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?
Microsoft SQL ServerWindows Server 2008* ClusteringWindows Server 2012

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Vitor Montalvão

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Alexander Ardatov

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?
Vitor Montalvão

Copy Cluster Roles has nothing to do with SQL Server databases.
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Recommendation to close this question by accepting the above comments as solution.