2000 cluster migration to 2003 R2 Cluster

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Jeff M, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Jeff M

    Jeff M Guest

    I am not new to migration of file servers per se, but new to the aspect of
    clusters being involved. I currently have a 2 node 2000 cluster with all
    data on an IBM FastT SAN. The goal is to migrate this to a new 2 node
    cluster (new servers) and also move the data to a new area on our SAN. There
    are so many resources and shares in the current cluster that I am a little
    overwhelmed as to how to move from point A to point B and keep it as
    transparent as possible to the end user. Any tips or direction to support
    docs would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Jeff M, Mar 9, 2006
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  2. Why don't you upgrade the existing cluster from 2000 to 2003 R2, then
    introduce the two new servers as additional nodes? Then you can evict the
    "old" server nodes from the cluster and address moving the data on the SAN
    using Snaps or SAN Copy or something specific to your SAN Hardware...

    Take it one step at a time and verify, verify, VERIFY!

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    Ryan Sokolowski \(MVP\), Mar 9, 2006
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  3. Jeff M

    Jeff M Guest

    Due to the high usage of this current cluster the upgrade process might not
    be feasible. Is there any way to copy or export the "Resources" defined on
    my current cluster to a file and then reimport that info to my new cluster?
     
    Jeff M, Mar 13, 2006
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  4. Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Mar 15, 2006
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  5. Jeff M

    Jeff M Guest

    I believe over 300 shares defined, multiple virtual servers, close to 100
    printers. Enough that manually creating them all over again may be a little
    taxing.
     
    Jeff M, Mar 15, 2006
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  6. File Migration Tool and PrintMig are your friends, in this case.

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    Russ Kaufmann [MVP], Mar 15, 2006
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