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Set File or FileGroup to READ_ONLY on a busy system. Expand / Collapse
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Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:49 PM


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According to Books Online and some testing, I think the answer is probably "NO" but I thought I'd ask just in case someone has an oolie to do it. The question is,

Is there a way to set a File (NDF, in this case) or FileGroup (I have one file per filegroup in this case) to READ ONLY on a busy system without having to temporarily gain exclusive access to the database by setting the SINGLE_USER mode?

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I would imagine not, alter database usually requires an exclusive database lock.


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