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Must Quorum Disk Be Mounted?

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The Question is:

I have added a Quorum disk to my two-node cluster, modified each system so they
 get one VOTE and set EXPECTED_VOTES to 3 (in MODPARAMS) and AUTOGEN'd and
 rebooted.  It asked me to mount the quorum disk so it could write a QUORUM.DAT
 file, which I did.  Do
 I need to explicitly mount the quorum disk or will it be automatically mounted
 on startup during cluster formation (since the system won't have yet made it
 to SYSTARTUP_VMS)?  Thank you!

The Answer is :

  While the votes that are effectively available through the quorum disk
  data file QUORUM.DAT votes can be accessed and can be utilized before
  the volume is mounted, you will want to mount the quorum disk volume
  during system startup.  You will particularly need to mount the volume
  if you expect to access files on the volume, and if you wish to recover
  from specific failure conditions.

answer written or last revised on ( 7-APR-2003 )

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