The mount point disk volume is not a clustered resource.To continue, add the resource to the cluster, or remove the mount point to cluster the shared disk

I had a Windows 2012 cluster on which my SQL team was trying to create a new role and install SQL 2016 on it. When running through the SQL installation they kept getting an error message and the base disk which acts as a mount point for the rest of the disks wasn't being detected and an error would show up.

The way we install SQL is,  we have a base disk which acts as a mount point, which is generally 1 Gb in size. Then we have different disks namely Data,Backup,Logs and TempDB which are mounted inside this base disk as mount points and have varying sizes depending upon the requirement. The actual error was:

"The mount point disk volume '\\?\Volume{79d2349d-08dc-472a-ba6a-a73117f88bd2}\' mounted at 'J:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-1831736574-1690769945-617630493-456775\$R5498E5\' is not a clustered resource.To continue, add the resource to the cluster, or remove the mount point to cluster the shared disk."

To fix this I followed the below steps:

  • Remove the disks from the resource group
  • Remove the disks from the cluster
  • Bring the disks online in computer management
  • Format the Base disk that the mount points attach to
  • Recreate the mount points inside the Base disk
  • Re-add the disks to the cluster
  • Delete the Role and re-create it
  • Re-add the disks to the resource group
  • Re-create the dependencies from the mount point disks to the Base disk
  • Start SQL installation