Move Database Files
Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions)
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.
In This Section
|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.|