Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP2 7GB RAM
SQL Server 2000 SP4 + AWE Hotfix
2 Node cluster Active/Passive
10 SQL Instances Running
SQL Instance fails to come back on after taking it offline. From event viewer the error states that the ERRORLOG can't be found. When checking in registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\GSQP038A\MSSQLServer\Parameters\
SQLArg0 -dR:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$GSQQ009A\data\master.mdf
SQLArg1 -eR:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$GSQQ009A\log\ERRORLOG
SQLArg2 -lR:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$GSQQ009A\data\mastlog.ldf
From above the details are obviously incorrec,t the instance name is different (GSQQ009A resides on the same cluster as GSQP038A)
and the path is incorrect, drive paths should be O:\ and not R:\
When we update the registry with the correct details, the service has to be started by restarting the SQL Service via the services.mmc and not cluster admin.mmc. The SQL Service comes back online however takes longer than it should.
Then we bring Service back online via cluster admin and all is fine however the registry parameters have now changed back to incorrect drive/instance so when taken offline again it will not come back online.
So the problem lies (we think) with MS Clustering Services overwriting registry keys from another SQL Instance. This occurs on both nodes.
Any ideas as to why this is happening?
Thanks In Advance
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