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I want to create a secondary datafile to a database.what steps I need to follow
-- Anonymous, June 09, 2004
You will need to use the Transact-SQL "ALTER DATABASE" statement. The SQL Server Books Online provides an example in the article titled, "ALTER DATABASE". Here is the example provided there.
A. Add a file to a database
This example creates a database and alters it to add a new 5-MB data file.
CREATE DATABASE Test1 ON ( NAME = Test1dat1, FILENAME = 'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\t1dat1.ndf', SIZE = 5MB, MAXSIZE = 100MB, FILEGROWTH = 5MB )
ALTER DATABASE Test1 ADD FILE ( NAME = Test1dat2, FILENAME = 'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\t1dat2.ndf', SIZE = 5MB, MAXSIZE = 100MB, FILEGROWTH = 5MB )
Hope this helps,
-- Anonymous, June 14, 2004