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Can I move the tempdb.mdf file from the root/system drive to another physical drive?

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I am setting up a new SQL Server to handle the database for VMWare installation. VM Ware recommends the databases and logfiles be separated, and if possible, move the tempdb.mdf file to a new location on another physical drive. If that is not possible, then to move the tempdb.mdf to the same drive as the log files.  How is this done?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
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howto: move databases in ms sql server:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224071

the section "moving the tempdb" explains it in detail.
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Thanks for the quick response. I do appreciate it.
Cory
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Thanks. I have been moving databases with the "detach" and "attach" function, I just did not think it would work with the system databases. Not sure why, but I did. Thanks again.

Cory
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angellll - just a quick, non-related question - did you get the points? It seemed to me, the last question I asked, gave me the opportunity to award the points. That option was never offered this time.

Thanks again,

Cory
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