Re: Installation Question

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Sun, 01 Mar 1998 13:24:43 -0800

Chris A. Christopher wrote:
> the device name is EmeraldDev
> the filename is c:\mssql\data\emerald.dat
> The file does exist.
> Is there anything that needs to be set-up in SQL?
> The docs refer to a emerald.ini file which I can not find anywhere on my
> system. DO I need to create it?

You should NOT have an emerald.dat file already. If you do, then you
need to remove it before re-creating the database. SQL Server can
not create a device when a file of the name already exists. It
also doesn't delete the device files when you drop a device. You
must do that manually.

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