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Install SQL now, cluster later?

I’m having a hard time finding an answer to this question, I suspect I haven’t found the right phrase to Google yet, but here goes: I have a client who wants me to set up a SQL2005 server, but he may want to have a clustered configuration in the future. Is it possible to install Windows2005 Enterprise and SQL 2005 Enterprise now, and then cluster the SQL server later? I’m guessing it is not possible, but if some else can confirm or deny it, it would be very helpful. Thanks!
It is possible as long as you’re using right edition (Enterprise) and on the database it will be seamless with BACKUP/RESTORE technique. Later means within how many months? Satya SKJ
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