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SQL SERVER instance data location.

Posted on 2013-06-05
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Hello All,

I have been asked (instructed) to come up with the code that will provide me with the default data location for a particular server. I am going to allow the user to choose the server and generating a list of servers and databases on the server is not a problem. Once the server is selected I need to retrieve the default data location (file path) for that server. I van not use the SQL Server SMO options. Any suggestions?

Thanks Art
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Hi,

This query should tell you:

SELECT SUBSTRING(filename, 1, CHARINDEX(N'Name of Database.mdf', LOWER(filename)) - 1)
FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases
WHERE name = 'Name of Database'


Cheers,

Darren
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Rainer Jeschor earned 250 total points
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Hi,
the above mentioned script will only work if the directory has not been changed after installation as it only returns the location of the master db.
You have to query the registry for this:
http://tenbulls.co.uk/2010/07/08/how-to-set-and-manage-your-sql-server-default-paths/

HTH
Rainer
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by:Nashua58
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thanks both are working for me
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