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Posted - 03/19/2013 :  18:24:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So I am having issues starting my SQL services. Currently it is failing the start due to:

FileMgr::StartLogFiles: Operating system error 2(The system cannot find the file specified.) occurred while creating or opening file 'E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\modellog.ldf'. Diagnose and correct the operating system error, and retry the operation.

The issue herein lies in the fact that this .ldf file is not on the E drive. There is no E: drive. The file is located on the F: drive.

I cannot find anywhere to tell SQL to change this. I can not drop/move/detach/etc the databases, because I cant even get the service to start, in order to connect.

This is happening on 3 different instances of SQL, after volume moves. Any ideas?

SQL 2008

Edited by - tek0011 on 03/19/2013 18:27:27

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Posted - 03/19/2013 :  18:40:37  Show Profile  Visit chadmat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Try starting in minimal configuration mode, then fix the problem.

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Posted - 03/20/2013 :  11:34:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yea cant seem to get that to work either. By no means am I a SQL dba. Merely forced to be a jack of all trades.

sqlcmd -s localhost -u sa -p password -m ?

Is there a way to do this in the gui?
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Posted - 03/21/2013 :  05:36:38  Show Profile  Visit prett's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Please check this post:

Hope it will help you to resolve you issue!!
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