To restore the quorum to a node that is a domain controller running Active Directory, the node must be in Directory Services Restore Mode. The cluster services cannot run in this mode, so the cluster quorum must be restored separately, after System State is restored and the node has been rebooted.
To exclude the cluster quorum from being restored with System State, clear the Restore Cluster Quorum option on the Advanced Restore Job Properties dialog box. When System State is restored, the cluster quorum is copied to a default location. For Windows 2000 the default location is:
To restore the cluster quorum to a node running Active Directory without using Backup Exec Cluster
To restore System State, start the computer in safe (repair) mode (restart the computer and then press <F8> when prompted to select an operating system) and then select Directory Services Restore Mode.
where path is the complete path to the cluster quorum; typically, the path is %SystemRoot%\cluster\BackupExec for Windows 2000 and %SystemRoot%\windows\repair\backup\bootablesystemstate\clusterdatabase for Windows Server 2003. A path is required.
You can include other options on the command line to force the restore to proceed even if other cluster nodes are online, and/or if the disk signatures do not match, and to specify another disk as the quorum disk:
clrest [-f] path [drive letter]
[-f] forces the restore to proceed even if other cluster nodes are online and/or the disk signatures do not match. When this option is selected, the cluster service for any nodes that are online is stopped. This option also allows the drive letter of the disk that the cluster quorum was on to remain the same, even if the configuration has changed and the disk signatures contained in the restore media do not match the disk signatures contained in the cluster quorum.
[drive letter] specifies another drive letter for the quorum disk. If you use this option, the drive letter that the cluster quorum resides on will be changed to the drive letter specified. Otherwise, the drive letter that the cluster quorum resides on will stay the same as it was previously.