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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams has worked for Verizon for 15 years. His primary focus is the SQL Server Engine, high availability, and disaster recovery. Previously he was a Senior Active Directory Architect and designed the company's worldwide Active Directory infrastructure. He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group and is President of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter. He also serves as a Regional Mentor for PASS and holds the following certifications: MCP MCSA MCSE MCDBA MCTS MCITP.

Archives: July 2011

How to move Cluster MSDTC Drive

I recently had the need to move the MSDTC for a cluster to a new SAN drive.  It’s a quite simple thing to do, but you can’t redirect the MSDTC resource to a new drive.  Let’s just walk through the basic steps.

The first thing you need to do is… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 28 July 2011

How to move Cluster Quorum Drive

I recently had the need to move the quorum for a cluster to a new SAN drive.  It’s a quite simple thing to do, but some of the options and locations of the cluster resources itself are a little hidden in Windows 2008.  Let’s just walk through the basic steps. Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 25 July 2011

How to move the TempDB Database

Note that TempDB is recreated every time SQL starts.  Why is this important?  It means we don’t have to move the physical file on the file system.

First we need to know the name and file location of the TempDB database files.  When you change the location, make sure to… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 14 July 2011

How to move the MSDB database

First we need to know the name and file location of the MSDB database files.  When you change the location, make sure to keep the same name.  Technically we don’t need the current physical path, but it’s just a good idea to have it documented in case things go badly. Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 13 July 2011

How to move the Model Database

First we need to know the name and file location of the Model database files.  When you change the location, make sure to keep the same name.  Technically we don’t need the current physical path, but it’s just a good idea to have it documented in case things go badly.

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 12 July 2011

How to move the Master database

The catch to moving the Master database is that you must also move the Resource database.  Microsoft states that the Resource database must reside in the same location as the Master database.  You can see their instructions HERE on how to move the Master database.

However, on my cluster I… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 11 July 2011

How to add your CMS server to a group

You cannot add a connection to your CMS server, on your CMS server.  Well that is what I thought until SQLSaturday in Houston, where John Sterrett (Blog|Twitter) pointed out that you can use an IP address.  I think Microsoft prevents this primarily because you already have… Read more

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Posted in Ryan Adams on 6 July 2011