Move database file with replication set - 02-19-2004 , 07:06 AM
Is there a way to move a database file (say c:\mydb.mdf to d:\mydb.mdf) to a
different drive without making it offline with replication set on the
RE: Move database file with replication set - 02-20-2004 , 12:03 AM
No, this cannot be done. The master database contains the location of the
other database files. If you take a database offline and move the files to
another location, you won't be able to bring it back online again because
the files cannot be found.
You cannot detach a database that's being replicated.
You should be able to backup and restore the database at the new location,
using the restore options KEEP_REPLICATION and MOVE. This would have to be
done in Query Analyzer because the Enterprise Manager GUI doesn't have the
KEEP_REPLICATION option. Please refer to Books OnLine for more
information about moving database involved in replication.
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