How to move MDF/NDF for a Replicated Database
Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services
Here is another customer question about Replication I thought worth sharing.
I am using SQL Server 2008 64 bits. I have to change the location of the data file (i.e. MDF file). I was planning to detach and attach. DB is also using Transactional Replication so I can’t detach the DB. Is there any way I can change the location of data file (i.e. MDF file) while DB is using transactional replication?
Instead of detach and attach WITH MOVE to change a database MDF/NDF location you can use the ALTER DATABASE <db name> MODIFY FILE.
MODIFY FILE ( NAME = logical_file_name, FILENAME = ' new_path/os_file_name ' )