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Adding existing SQL Server 2012 to a New SQL 2012 Cluster RRS feed

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  • We currently have a SQL 20012 Server setup and running on our domain.  We would like to switch this to a clustered environment.  Is it possible to setup the new  SQL 2012 Cluster and add the existing SQL 2012 server as a node in the cluster without losing any functionality.  All servers will be built with same drive letter.
    Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:38 PM

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  • We currently have a SQL 20012 Server setup and running on our domain.  We would like to switch this to a clustered environment.  Is it possible to setup the new  SQL 2012 Cluster and add the existing SQL 2012 server as a node in the cluster without losing any functionality.  All servers will be built with same drive letter.
    No its not possible to convert standalone installation to cluster.Moreover first you need to configure Windows cluster then backup all SQL server databases logins jobs packages and install fresh instance of SQL Server in cluster aware mode

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    • Marked as answer by KDS7 Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:10 PM
    Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:08 PM
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