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SQL_MAZFS
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Posted - 06/21/2013 :  02:55:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
can anybody tell me how to attach database file from other location in sql server 2005??????????

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Posted - 06/21/2013 :  03:06:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1.detach the databse first using sql management studio gui or sp_detach_db procedure
2.copy mdf,ldf files to new server location
3. attach it to new server using ssms gui or sp_attach_db proc

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Posted - 07/25/2013 :  00:29:19  Show Profile  Visit prett's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can not detach a SQL server database if any of below points are true:

1. Database is being mirrored in the mirroring.
2. Database is suspect.
3. Database is a system database.
4. Database is replicated & published.
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