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Disaster Recovery: Rebuild system databases on SQL Server 2008 cluster


Disaster Recovery: Rebuild system databases on SQL Server 2008 cluster

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Basit Farooq
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Hi Basit,

Great article: quick and effective. Just a quick question, since in SQL Server 2008 the resource database is stored in Binn directory, did the disaster affect this directory? Also, since this database is never modified except by service pack updates, it could not be faster to copy and paste from another running instance with the same version, language and edition?

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JManuelN (3/12/2012)
Hi Basit,

Great article: quick and effective. Just a quick question, since in SQL Server 2008 the resource database is stored in Binn directory, did the disaster affect this directory? Also, since this database is never modified except by service pack updates, it could not be faster to copy and paste from another running instance with the same version, language and edition?

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As far as I'm aware it only updates resource database files. I never tried copying and pasting of the other instance resource database onto this dricetory. But it's worth trying to see if this hack approach works. :-)

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Great article - thanks.
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Great article! Did you meet the SLA? Congrats on the quick thinking.
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Great article! Did you meet the SLA? Congrats on the quick thinking.


Thanks for liking the article. Yes we did meet client SLA.

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Good real life scenario, thanks for sharing!

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Is it possible to have the system/resource databases stored on both node so 1 nodes backups the other one ?
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I really dislike to rebuild system databases, thus I will have a file backup of the system databases (database and log). In the case of such a scenario that you describe, I would copy inn the file backup, start in single user mode, restore the lastest database backups, and voila, the system is up and running. Just keep in mind to update the file copy whenever the system is upgraded.

And the best of all, with this method you don't have to reapply service packs and patches.



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Is it possible to have the system/resource databases stored on both node so 1 nodes backups the other one ?
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Hi Dani,

I think this is not possible because drive on which the system databases resides are part of Cluster resource.

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