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MSSQL restore database question

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I have a database that due to space constraint, has two logical name (File Type=Rows Data, Filegroup=PRIMARY) and the physical file is located in two separate hard disk.

Now I have a new server with bigger storage capacity. I would like to restore the database into this new server such that the two physical data files is "merged" into one.

Question is, how can this be archived?
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Once you restore the database WITH MOVE option, you need to use the DBCC SHRINKFILE instruction with the EMPTYFILE option to force SQL to empty the file you want to get rid off.  SQL will automatically take away the data from the file and put it on the other.  Once ran, all you have to do is drop the file that has been emptied.  More info...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189493.aspx

Hope this helps.
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You can  create a new database with the files as you want and then transfer all the objects by using the database copy wizard.   You are talking of a new server, well that can be the way to transfer the database from the old server to the new server.
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