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April 2008 Blog Posts

Breakable

One of the major pain points in SQL Clustering is what is referred to by Microsoft as "servicing". Installation, Service Packs, Hotfixes, and Cumulative Updates bring special headaches to those of use that are responsible for the care and feeding of SQL Clusters. Sometimes you can end up with a Clustered system that appears un-patchable. This is one of those times. The base system is a pretty typical basic cluster. One instance, two nodes whose primary purpose is to host SSIS. The SQL engine exists to drive the SQL Agent for scheduled SSIS jobs. The...

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