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Where do you install SSAS data files on a cluster?

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :

I have a Win 2003/SQL 2005 cluster. Now I am installing SSAS. The default path chosen by the installer is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.3\  (there are 2 instances of SQL on the cluster).

It doesn't seem to make sense to install on the C: drive, which is a local drive, not shared by both nodes of the cluster.

I found this Microsoft article


which says:

Data root directory -- For failover cluster installations, ensure that data directories are placed on the shared disk.

But then under Notes it says -- Program files and data files cannot be installed in the following situations: On shared drives on a failover cluster instance.


So should I create a directory such as:

S:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.3\OLAP

on the SAN and install there?

Finally, in the installer I have to choose 3 different directories:
The default for SSAS
Data Files
Shared tools

Do these all go under the OLAP folder?

Thank you very much!

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