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We all read the instructions first - right ?

I've been working with the bare metal Hyper V and it's been an interesting time, if you haven't ever encountered windows core then it's a bit of a culture shock, as I understand it SQL Server will be running on windows core very soon ...

Windows 2008 Cluster Shares

If you're reasonably new to windows 2008 clusters, well we don't all get to upgrade to the newest technology when it first appears, then you might find the whole process of file shares somewhat bewildering compared to w2k3. I certainly struggled...
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If you have Enterprise Servers you should read this blog

I feel that a DBA should have a good working understanding of the underlying server that SQL Server sits upon and the storage system(s) that it connects to, otherwise you may not know if you're being spun a yarn when you're trying to understand...

Detach a database and take out a cluster.

During testing I managed to take my SQL 2008 cluster offline by simply detaching a database. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189128.aspx explaining the background. When you detach a database the ntfs file permissions go to the account that...