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I was deleting some temporary created and detached databases and accidentally deleted database that is also temporary but not detached (I don't know why the deletion succeeded because it was used by the SQL server). The deletion was from network share and I don't have the files any more. Now I have reference to nonexistent database that I would like to delete and I can't do it from SQL server management studio.
Are the database files protected from deletion from SQL server itself or they simply can't be deleted because they are in use by the server and when no one used the database for a long time, it is possible to delete them?
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AFAIK, you can't delete the mdf/ldf files for a database that is still attached as SQL Server prevents it?? Was the SQL Server instance running at the time you deleted them? Perhaps it wasn't and so that may be why you was able to delete.
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by:Znasev
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Yes, the server was running. It was early in the morning, and nobody used it overnight and I guess that is why the system let me delete it. After deleting the files, I successfully connected to the server, and I saw that the database was actually not detached.
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I checked the server again later and the reference to missing database files is gone. I guess the server cleaned it up.
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