**** I'm reopening this BUG. I just spent about a week trying to build a two node cluster on Windows 2008 using the following Drive layouts. During the install I select the "R" drive as my disk I then change the locations of the system database to R:\Production. I then alter the location for user database and log to R:\Production\Databases and R:\Production\Logs (This is done during the setup screen).
I use mounted drives to build my multi-node clusters. I have a root drive, in this case “R”, that is sized to be 1GB. Then have a mounted drive call “Production” that is mounted under “R”. I then have two more mounted drives, Databases and Logs that mount under Production.
R: -> Root Drive
R:\Production -> Production folder is a Mounted drive under R:\
R:\Production\Databases -> Database folder is a mounted drive under R:\Production
R:\Production\Logs -> Logs folder is a mounted drive under R:\Production
R:\Production\Backups -> Backups folder is a mounted drive under R:\Production
Size of drives:
Production 50 GB
Database (various sizes)
Logs (various size)
Backups (various sizes)
The Cluster install is telling me that my Disk R is not valid because there are dependencies in place. I’m using mounted drives and have setup dependencies between the “Root” drive in this case “R” and the mounted folders “MP Production” and “MP Logs” MP Production is where I place my MDF files and MP Logs is where the LDF files go.
This check needs to be removed or made optional