Moving Database Files
In SQL Server 2005, you can move system and user databases by specifying the new file location in the FILENAME clause of the ALTER DATABASE statement. Data, log, and full-text catalog files can be moved in this way. This may be useful in the following situations:
- Failure recovery. For example, the database is in suspect mode or has shut down, because of a hardware failure.
- Planned relocation.
- Relocation for scheduled disk maintenance.
In This Section
Describes the procedures for moving user database files and full-text catalog files to a new location.
Describes the procedures for moving system database files to a new location.