You have chosen to link a rather ancient article that covers SQL Server 7.0, 2000, 2005 which is no longer relevant. Under SQL Server 2000 you had to detach a user db to move it as the alter database command was only valid for tempdb files
Perry, I don't know why you say this is an ancient article because after having had a look at it again I saw SQL Server 2012 at the top of the page??????
Thanks for the positive feed back and remembering I am not a DBA, I still have a lot to learn and am greatful for a forum like this to learn from.
I would, however, like to know what is actually the best to do. Move or detach an attach taking in consideration that there is no replication on the database to be moved?
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