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How to move ldf and mdf

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Hi

I have a created a databse but put the ldf and mdf on the wrong server drive (created them on C: but needs to be E:)

can anyone give me the commands to move them please? By the way I'm using SQL2000
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This article is a straight answer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224071

first detach the database
Move the files
Attach the files from the new location
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You'll need to detach, move the files, then attach.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187858.aspx
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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just my 2 cents:
the detach: attach is usually the fastest method.
I do prefer the backup/restore methods though, having an implicit backup that way :)
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thanks chaps
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