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Hello,

I tried following these directions --> http://www.blackmanticore.com/caa80f452a8fb0337dfc80875e79dddc

To move my susdb.mdf and SUSDB_log.ldf from my C:\WSUS\SUSDB\UpdateServicesDbFiles folder to P:\WSUS\Database as my C:\ is running low on space and the database is around 13GB. All went well up until the point I need to mount the database back. When I try run the command

sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q "sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',\
       @filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',\
       @filename2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf"

I get this:

C:\Windows\system32>sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q
"sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',\
Msg 105, Level 15, State 1, Server SERVERNAME\MICROSOFT##SSEE, Line 1
Unclosed quotation mark after the character string 'sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB
','.
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Server SERVERNAME\MICROSOFT##SSEE, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near 'sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB','.

C:\Windows\system32>       @filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',\
'filename1' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\system32>       @filename2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf"

I tried connecting with management studio express to try attach the database from there but it can no longer connect to MICROSOFT##SSEE. What is the correct systax I should use or how can i get this database re attached?

FYI, my OS is SBS2011
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by:Surendra Nath
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you might have put the SQLCMD command in multiple lines... which is not getting accepted


try this one,put them all in one line and it should work.

sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q "sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',@filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',@filename2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf"

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After running that I get the following:

C:\Windows\system32>sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q
"sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',@filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',@filenam
e2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf"
Msg 105, Level 15, State 1, Server CELERASERVER\MICROSOFT##SSEE, Line 1
Unclosed quotation mark after the character string 'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.l
df
'.

C:\Windows\system32>

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spotted it now, the unclosed quotation mark is at the end of the statement, right after susdb_log.ldf.

Added that now and the code is below, give it a try and let us know the results.

C:\Windows\system32>sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q
"sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',@filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',@filenam
e2=D'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf'"

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I also see that there is another issue here that you are using the @filename2 = D' where as it should be @filename2 = N'

C:\Windows\system32>sqlcmd -E -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -Q
"sp_attach_db @dbname=N'SUSDB',@filename1=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB.mdf',@filenam
e2=N'P:\WSUS\Database\SUSDB_log.ldf'"

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That did the trick. You my friend are my hero. THANK YOU. Question... what do the "D" and "N" values represent?
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There is nothing as D in SQL Server... it is syntactically wrong.
N means it is a NVARCHAR data type not a VARCHAR dataType. NVARCHAR datatype can hold charecter outside the normal ASCII range.
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