Thursday, November 20, 2008

Removing drives from a dead Windows Cluster

For reasons too painful to explain, one of my Windows SQL clusters failed. Badly. I was able to remove the system from the cluster and take over the drives in the SCSI enclosure with this command.

"cluster node /forcecleanup"

I spool the backups to a local disk before shipping them to another server, and that command got the backups where I could copy them off before rebuilding the cluster. Woot....


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