Moving resources form One (Win2k) cluster to other cluster (Win2k3

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Mahmood, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Mahmood

    Mahmood Guest

    Hi,

    I have two separate clusters (Windows 2000 and Windows 2003). I want to move
    all my resources (File shares and print server) from Windows 2000 cluster to
    Windows 2003 cluster and I also want to keep all the ACL intact. Both cluster
    (all nodes ) are memeber of same domain.
    Any one has any idea.

    Thx,
    MA
     
    Mahmood, Jan 31, 2008
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  2. Mahmood

    Tim Walsh Guest

    The way we did it was to evict one of the nodes from the Win 2000 cluster,
    take one of the Win 2003 nodes and join it to the Windows 2000 cluster, move
    the resources to the Windows 2003 node and then evict the Windows 2000 node
    from the cluster leaving just a one node Windows 2003 cluster. We then added
    the 2nd Windows 2003 node to the cluster and we were good to go.

    We did it over a couple weeks, since we were reusing the hardware and just
    upgrading the OS.
     
    Tim Walsh, Jan 31, 2008
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  3. Mahmood

    Mahmood Guest

    Thanks for your response.

    I am not talking about Windows 2000 cluster upgrade. I already have two
    separate clusters of Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 in place. I want to
    migrate resources from one cluster (Windows 2000) to Windows 2003 cluster and
    also want to keep all the security ACLs intact. This is not reagarding simple
    windows 2000 cluster upgrade.


    Cluster01 (Two node Windows 2000)

    Cluster02 (Two node Windows 2003)


    How we can migrate resources (disk, file share, print server) from Cluster01
    to Cluster02 and also keep all the security ACLs in place. I hope this will
    explain my question.

    Thx,
    Mahmood
     
    Mahmood, Jan 31, 2008
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  4. Mahmood

    Mark Guest

    The way we did it was have the LUN presented to one of the new Win2k3 nodes,
    take the resource offline on the old Win2k cluster. Then on the new Win2k3
    node configure a new FileShare cluster resource the same as it is on the old
    Win2k cluster and point it to the newly presented LUN(same). Bring it online
    and we were good to go. Once you test everything delete the cluster group
    from the old Win2k cluster, and have the LUN presented to the remaining
    Win2k3 cluster nodes and test failover.

    We did this for each of our File share resources with no problems and all
    permissions were maintained. We dont have our printers clustered so I cannot
    help you with that.
     
    Mark, Jan 31, 2008
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