To upgrade from a SQL Server 7.0 active/passive failover cluster
- On Node 1, uncluster Microsoft® SQL Server™ version 7.0. Reboot Node 1.
- On Node 1, upgrade SQL Server 7.0 to SQL Server 2000 as the default instance.
You must install the binaries to a local drive and use a cluster disk for the data. This local drive is a path, which is a non-clustered disk valid on all nodes of the cluster. This drive on all nodes of the cluster must have at least 300 megabytes (MB) of available space.
- On Node 1, upgrade the default instance of SQL Server 2000 to a clustered instance of SQL Server 2000.
For more information, see How to upgrade from a default instance to a default clustered instance of SQL Server 2000 (SQL Server Setup).