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This article explains the quorum disk resource in Windows Clustering, and describes how to change the drive for the quorum device.
In the event of failure, Windows Clustering maintains a primary node, and replicates changes for the cluster registry by means of a shared disk. This disk is called the quorum drive. The quorum drive has two responsibilities:
When you change the quorum disk designation, Cluster service does not remove the /Mscs directory from the old drive. For administrative purposes, you may want to delete this old directory, or keep it as a backup. Do not continue running Cluster service with the /FIXQUORUM switch enabled. When the new quorum disk is established, stop the service and restart it without a switch. Then it is safe to bring other nodes online.
It is recommended that you increase the quorum log size to 4,096 KB.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/225081/ )Cluster resources quorum log size defaults to 64 KB
Article ID: 280353 - Last Review: March 1, 2007 - Revision: 3.6