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Recovering a Database in Restoring State Leaves Broker Disabled

Earlier this week I came across an interesting situation where a tail log backup of some databases were taken before a migration - meaning a final transaction log backup was taken and the database was set into RESTORING state. The interesting part came where we recovered the same database on the same server (not restored… Continue reading Recovering a Database in Restoring State Leaves Broker Disabled

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How to Move TempDB to a different Drive or Folder

Sometimes you'll need to move the TempDB files to a different drive or folder. It's a pretty simple operation and I'll provide a script for you to use. Typically to move the TempDB files, you would do it in 3 stages: Set the new location in SQL Server, by running a command in SSMSRestart SQL… Continue reading How to Move TempDB to a different Drive or Folder

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Detaching then Attaching a Database Loses the Database Settings

In my last post about moving database files, I touched on the point when you detach and then attach a database, you lose some of the database settings. This is a real gotcha that many people don't realise...until they've done it and wonder why things become broken. The database settings that get changed when you… Continue reading Detaching then Attaching a Database Loses the Database Settings

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Moving Database Files, It Ain’t That Hard

From time to time, the database data files (like *.mdf and *.ndf), or transaction log files (like *.ldf) need to be moved or renamed, in some way or another. Sometimes, to a different drive or volume. Sometimes, to a different folder on the same drive. Sometimes, the files need to be renamed too. For some… Continue reading Moving Database Files, It Ain’t That Hard