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Removing a SQL Server 2005 Express database

Posted on 2006-07-14
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Hi,

I have a SQL Server 2005 Express database on my website. Now I have made some changes to it on my local development machine and would like to replace the online database with my local one. However, when I try to delete the old database files, they cannot be removed.

My ISP does not have a way to detach the database in their web site admin interface. I have tried to remove the web.config file containing the connection string to the database, but no luck. The files has remained write protected for several days now.

Of course I can ask my ISP to remove the database for me, but I would like to know if there is a way to do it myself since I don't want to ask them every time I need to change something.

Thanks!
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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>However, when I try to delete the old database files, they cannot be removed.
you have to run the following sql:
exec sp_detach_db 'dbname'
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