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Attach existing DB as new content DB

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I need to add a new content DB (sharepoint 2013). The difference between this one is that it will be on tier 2 storage so will not use the default SQL Server paths for the mdf and log files.
I I create this new DB in SQL Server can I "introduce" it to SharePoint rather than create it in Central Admin?
I know I can use Mount-SPContentDatabase to use an existing content DB but this will be a empty newly created DB does this make a difference?
I could always create it using central admin and then dettach it, move the files to the desired location and then attach it again.
Which is best?
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Mohit Nair earned 500 total points
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I would suggest you to create using central admin, then detach and attach by moving the files. Let SharePoint create it on default path and then you can move it.
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That worked... once I remembered to give the correct NTFS permissions on the new path!
Thanks.
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