Export (0) Print
Expand All

Restore the cluster database on a local node

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To restore the cluster database on a local node

  1. Open Backup.

    The Backup or Restore Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.

  2. Click Advanced Mode on the Backup or Restore Wizard.

  3. Click the Restore and Manage Media tab, and then in Click to select the check box for any drive, folder, or file that you want to restore, click the box next to System State.

  4. Click Start Restore.

    This will stop the Cluster service on the local node and restore the cluster configuration (the cluster registry file ClusDB located in the systemroot\cluster subdirectory) for that node.

    For more information on backup and restore procedures, see "Backing up and restoring data" in Related Topics.

  5. Reboot the node when prompted.

    Rebooting the operating system replaces the cluster configuration file currently in use with the restored copy.

  6. Verify that the Cluster service restarted on the local node.


    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Services


  • If the signature of the quorum disk has changed since you last backed up, instead of restoring the System State only, use Automated System Recovery in the Backup or Restore Wizard to restore the quorum disk signature along with the System State.

    For information on how to use Automated System Recovery, see "To recover from a system failure using Automated System Recovery" in Related Topics.

  • If you do not have a backup set available, you can manually restore the cluster database on the local node by copying the systemroot\cluster\CLUSDB file from another node. If the copy operation fails, follow the troubleshooting steps in General administrative problems.


  • You must be an administrator or a backup operator to restore System State data. For more information on permissions or user rights, see Related Topics.

  • To start Backup, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.

  • You can only restore the cluster quorum disk on a local node. You cannot restore the cluster quorum disk on a remote computer.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also

Community Additions

© 2016 Microsoft