How to rebuild System Databases on SQL server 2008 in cluster failover

When the master, model, msdb, and tempdb system databases are rebuilt, the databases are dropped and re-created in their original location. If a new collation is specified in the rebuild statement, the system databases are created using that collation setting. Any user modifications to these databases are lost. Step 1: Review the documentation “before Rebuild…

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Best practice regarding the dependency to the SQL Server resource for the additional disk

Best practice regarding the dependency to the SQL Server resource for the additional disk. If a non-SQL Server resource needs to be added to the SQL Server group and depends on the SQL Server resource being available, Microsoft recommends that you add a dependency on the SQL Server Agent resource instead of adding a dependency…

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Which logs do I have to collect when I am victim of an unexpected failover?

Cluster failover SQL : Which Service log do I have to collect when I am victim of an unexpected failover? Several of my customers uses to ask me : “what kind of information they have collect to make a root cause analysis of the unexpected failover on their SQL Server 2005/2008 failover cluster instance on…


Installation of SQL Server 2008 clusters on Windows 2008 Step 4 : Add a new node

Installation step by step of SQL Server 2008 clustering on Windows 2008     Step 1 : Validation wizard    Step 2 : Pre-check    Step 3 : Installation of the first node    Step 4 : Add a new node     Step 5: Apply a service pack or hotfix on a SQL cluster 1. Start the installation from…


Installation of SQL Server 2008 clusters on Windows 2008 Step 2 : Pre-check

Installation step by step of SQL Server 2008 clustering on Windows 2008     Step 1 : Validation wizard    Step 2 : Pre-check    Step 3 : Installation of the first node    Step 4 : Add a new node     Step 5: Apply a service pack or hotfix on a SQL cluster 1. Pre-check the system to…


Apply a service pack or hotfix SQL Server 2008 to a failover cluster instance

Apply a service pack or patch SQL Server 2008 in a clustered environment     Step 1 : Validation wizard     Step 2 : Pre-check    Step 3 : Installation of the first node    Step 4 : Add a new node     Step 5: Apply a service pack or hotfix on a SQL cluster Installing Service Pack…

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Installation of SQL Server 2008 clusters on Windows 2008 Step 1 : Validation wizard

Installation step by step of SQL Server 2008 clustering on Windows 2008     Step 1 : Validation wizard    Step 2 : Pre-check    Step 3 : Installation of the first node    Step 4 : Add a new node     Step 5: Apply a service pack or hotfix on a SQL cluster Before to  begin I invite…

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Installation of SQL Server 2005/2008 clusters on Windows 2003/2008

Installation SQL Server 2005/2008 failover clusters on MSCS Windows 2003/2008 The installation process between SQL Server 2008 and 2005 failover clusters are different. With SQL Server 2008 in cluster you must run the setup process for SQL Server individually on each node of the failover cluster. To add a node to an existing SQL Server…