There is a failure pattern for SQL Server service pack and cumulative updates that I had somehow not encountered up until now. The SP or CU runs various upgrade scripts while it is doing its thing and, rarely, one of these will fail due to something that is different about that particular server.
Why every SQL Server installation should be a cluster – SQLServerCentral.
No kidding: “One thing I have learned about Microsoft SQL Server is that regardless of your years of experience with the product or any given part of it clustering, SSIS, etc., there is always something left to learn – even things that in retrospect seem obvious well, duh! were new … Continue reading →