Cluster drives moving windows server 2003 r2 32 bit

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We currently have a two node Windows 2003 R2 32 bit cluster. There are about 6 data "drives" in it, running on our EMC SAN. We're wanting to replace the cluster with newer hardware. I've set up a new2003 R2 x64 two node cluster, and I want to move the data drives from the existing cluster to the new one. I'm just wanting to move the data drives, I have a new quorum drive on the new cluster. The total of all the drives is about 4TB, so I a backup/restore isn't really an option , I just want to move the SAN resources from the old cluster to the one. The SAN side of the move isn't an issue, I can move the LUN's from the old group to the new one, but I'm looking for some information about having the new cluster properly recognized the transferred "drive"  

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Windows Server 2003 R2
ASKED: November 9, 2009  3:10 PM
UPDATED: April 7, 2010  7:57 PM

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On the old customer stop the resource groups to close all the file handles open on the drive.

Move the LUNs to the new storage group.

On the new cluster rescan the scsi bus and bring the volumes into the cluster. Add the drives as clustered resources, and setup the correct clustered network name and IP address. Start the cluster group and setup the network shares in the resource group.

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  • Imompero
    Is there a utility that you can use to transfer the network shares automatically? setting up the shares manual could be quite long
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