Install SQL 2005 cluster on existing SQL 2000 SP3 cluster using the same shared cluster drive

Discussion in 'microsoft.public.sqlserver.setup' started by wit1, Jul 23, 2008.

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    wit1 Guest

    We've been asked to install SQL 2005 cluster on an existing (production) SQL
    2000 (SP3) cluster.
    The other requirement is to use the same shared clustered drives.

    I know that SQL 2000 and 2005 can coexist on the same cluster, but I am not
    sure if we can use the same shared cluster disk of SQL 2000 with the
    installation of SQL 2005.

    Anyone did that?
    any feedback is greatly appreciated.

    wit1, Jul 23, 2008
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    Denny Cherry Guest

    Each instance of SQL Server must be installed in it's own resource
    group. As disks can not be shared between resource groups each SQL
    instance must have it's own disks.

    It is possible to make two instances share a resource group, but it
    would take a couple of hours of down time for the current SQL 2000

    Denny Cherry, Jul 23, 2008
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