I had added a secondary data file to a database. We migrated environments, and the physical drive that I unknowingly created the secondary file on was destroyed w/o backup. I can rebuild the data contained therein (i had only created this 3 weeks ago), but I cannot get the database to start due to the missing file. All other databases in the named instance start up fine.
How can I remove the references to this data file so that the database will start up using only the primary data and log files? I've searched everywhere for a disk or registry resident startup config that I can edit. Please help - this is a huge mess!