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Problem with attaching to a database with SQL Server

Posted on 2006-11-25
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Hi,

I tried to attach a MDF database file that was attched before to SQL Server.
but Sql server displays the Error 5123, which says that other process uses the MDF file.
I tried to restart my computer, but the problem is still exist.

Please tell me how to fix it.

Thanks
Michael
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>I tried to attach a MDF database file that was attched before to SQL Server.
if that database is still attached to a server, you cannot attach it again.
you have first to detach it from that server, and then you can copy it.
if you have problems identifying which server it is attached to, connect to each instance, and run for each database the query
select * from sysfiles
until you found the database for this file.

note that best practice is to attach not only the mdf, but also the accompagning ldf together with the mdf.

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by:MichaelMarom
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Hi angleIII,

Thanks for your answer.

I mean that, I tried to reattach the the MDF file, after I have detach it.

My problem is that, there is any process, that I don't know what is it, that uses the MDF file, and prevents me to reattach this file.
The problem is still exist, also, when I try to restart my computer.
Please tell me how to fix it.


Michael
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imran_fast earned 200 total points
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hi Micheal,
Try creating copy of that mdf and attach that.
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