In SQL Server, 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.
Relocation for scheduled disk maintenance.
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|Move User Databases||Describes the procedures for moving user database files and full-text catalog files to a new location.|
|Move System Databases||Describes the procedures for moving system database files to a new location.|