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I want to move all system dbs from C to E drive for testing. First I tried to move move model and msdb from c to e drive, I executed:
--Move Model Database
USE master;
GO
ALTER DATABASE model
MODIFY FILE (NAME = modeldev,FILENAME = 'E:\MSSQL\model.mdf');
GO
ALTER DATABASE model
MODIFY FILE (NAME = Modellog,FILENAME = 'E:\MSSQL\modelLog.ldf');
GO

--Move MSDB Database
USE master;
GO
ALTER DATABASE msdb
MODIFY FILE (NAME = MSDBData,FILENAME = 'E:\MSSQL\MSDBData.mdf');
GO
ALTER DATABASE msdb
MODIFY FILE (NAME = MSDBLog, FILENAME = 'E:\MSSQL\MSDBLog.ldf');
GO

And then I stoped SQL server service and copy msdb.* and model*.db from C:\program file\.. to E:\MSSQL.

Now I try to restart, it failed with following errors:
FCB::Open failed: Could not open file E:\MSSQL\model.mdf for file number 1.  OS error: 5(Access is denied.).
FCB::Open failed: Could not open file E:\MSSQL\modelLog.ldf for file number 2.  OS error: 5(Access is denied.).
A file activation error occurred. The physical file name 'E:\MSSQL\modelLog.ldf' may be incorrect. Diagnose and correct additional errors, and retry the operation.

Can you please help me to on this asap. Thanks very much.
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Question by:shirleyz8821
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I find that the easiest way to move a database is to first Detach it from the server, move the files, reattach it to the server.

It can be done through SQL commands, but since it is only for testing purpose, the easiest way is probably through SQL Management Studio. Right click on a database, and Detach is found under Tasks.

To reattach, right Click on Databases and you will find the Attach option.
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>>  OS error: 5(Access is denied.). <<

It looks like the SQL service account for database services does not have authority to read that drive and folder.

Make sure to give the SQL service account has full authority to that folder.
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yes, it is permission issue. The account running as sql service has been removed from local admin group. readded it back and all good now. Thanks!
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You're welcome!

Sometimes the error message actually does contain useful info about what the error is :-) .
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