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kshahzad
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Posted - 07/12/2013 :  13:26:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HI,

i am going to install a new failover cluster on windows 2008

Currently this failover cluster is working on windows 2003.

i was wondering is there a fastest way or have to install from scratch?

if have to install from scratch please paste me a blog link

thanks

tkizer
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Posted - 07/13/2013 :  19:51:43  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Upgrading works fine, however I prefer a clean start as I think side-by-side installations are much, much safer. We can't afford the upgrade downtime nor the time it would take to troubleshoot if things don't go well.

I don't have a link to provide for an install from scratch as I'm not a Windows administrator, but what I can say is that our server admins go to a week of training for things like this. This isn't something you just pickup in one link. Clusters are complex beings.

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server
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