Emergency support can be a bit stressful, especially out of hours on a system you’ve never worked on before.
We recently needed to step in to help a customer who’s 2 node SQL cluster had gone down late one night and managed to get it backup in a few hours after a major disk corruption on the data and logs volume of cluster shared disks taking our the system databases and the user databases. Continue reading Recovering a SQL 2012 cluster from a corrupt master database
After a major round of engineering work on a large SQL cluster the DBA’s noted that they were unable to restore databases on one the clustered SQL instances. When they tried they got the following error message:
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Cannot use file ‘’ for clustered server. Only formatted files on which the cluster resource of the server has a dependency can be used. Either the disk resource containing the file is not present in the cluster group or the cluster resource of the Sql Server does not have a dependency on it. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)
Continue reading Error while trying to restore SQL database to a cluster