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sql server database is installed on a compressed drive. I want to decompress this drive

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I have sql server 2000 database installed on compressed drive. i was recently made awaere that this is not supported so i want to decompress this drive.

I know have to uncheck the option 'compress this drive to save disk space' What other steps are required? What are the implications for the existing database? Will it affect it? Do i need to have sql services turned off while the decompression is in progress?
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Please read details from thyis blog as it should help you.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sanchan/archive/2006/06/04/617585.aspx


Besides that here is what I would do: during downtime - when NO access and/or IO against the database:

1. Make sure you have a good FULL backup of the DB and all rest of DBs but not on the same server but in a safe location.
2. Stop at least SQL Server service and ideally all running SQL services

then decompress your drive, restart SQL and go from there.
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How would i know when the decompress is completed?
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Please see below and note that compact utility command will return a message when completed -

http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=648
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Actually, it is the other way around:  The window titled "Applying Attributes ..." showing the progress will disappear when it is complete.  You will also notice that the color of the file names goes back to the default black.
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