Share goes away when failover happens

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Bill Bradley, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Bill Bradley

    Bill Bradley Guest

    This has happened twice: I have a two-node Win2K3 cluster, with drives on a
    SAN. The cluster is active/active, with two virtual servers, each of which
    are providing access to user data via shared folders.

    I created a folder on one of the SAN drives and shared it (Everyone has all
    rights), then gave specific NTFS permissions to a certain Group so that they
    could get in.

    This worked fine, but, when I patched the physical nodes, I had to reboot,
    so failed over the cluster (did one node at a time, rebooted, then failed
    over). After doing this, the share was gone (folder was still there, NTFS
    permissions were still there, sharing was gone).

    Something I need to do to use sharing on a cluster?

    Bill Bradley, Jan 28, 2005
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  2. Bill Bradley

    Toby Herring Guest

    There is a resource type of "Shared Folder" (or something similar, I don't
    have access to my cluster at the moment). You need to create a resource of
    this type in the same application grouping that the physical disk resource
    is in. This will cause the share configuration to fail back and forth from
    node to node along with the drive that it's mapped to.
    Toby Herring, Jan 28, 2005
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  3. John Toner [MVP], Jan 28, 2005
  4. Bill Bradley

    Bill Bradley Guest

    Thanks, that was it. I actually knew this, but...forgot...sigh
    Bill Bradley, Jan 29, 2005
  5. Bill Bradley

    Bill Bradley Guest

    Thanks, I appreciate!
    Bill Bradley, Jan 29, 2005
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