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Detaching and Attaching DQS Databases

This topic describes how to detach and attach the DQS databases.

Limitations and Restrictions

For a list of limitations and restrictions, see Database Detach and Attach (SQL Server).

Prerequisites

  • Ensure that there are no running activities or processes in DQS. This can be verified using the Activity Monitoring screen. For detailed information about working in this screen, see Monitor DQS Activities.

  • Ensure that there are no users logged on the Data Quality Server.

Security

Permissions

  • Your Windows user account must be a member of the db_owner fixed server role in the SQL Server instance to detach DQS databases.

  • Your Windows user account must have CREATE DATABASE, CREATE ANY DATABASE, or ALTER ANY DATABASE permission to attach a database.

  • You must have the dqs_administrator role on the DQS_MAIN database to terminate any running activities or stop any running processes in DQS.

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When you detach a DQS database using SQL Server Management Studio, the detached files remain on your computer, and can be reattached to the same SQL Server instance or can be can be moved to another server and attached there. The DQS database files are typically available at the following location on your Data Quality Services computer: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.<Instance_Name>\MSSQL\DATA.

  1. Start Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, and connect to the appropriate SQL Server instance.

  2. In Object Explorer, expand the Databases node.

  3. Right-click the DQS_MAIN database, point to Tasks, and then click Detach. The Detach Database dialog box appears.

  4. Select the check box under the Drop column, and click OK to detach the DQS_MAIN database.

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the DQS_PROJECTS and DQS_STAGING_DATA databases to detach them.

You can also detach DQS databases using the Transact-SQL statements by using the sp_detach_db stored procedure. For more information about detaching databases using Transact-SQL statements, see Using Transact-SQL in Detach a Database.

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Use the following instructions to attach a DQS database to the same SQL Server instance (from where you detached) or a different SQL Server instance where Data Quality Server is installed.

  1. Start Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, and connect to the appropriate SQL Server instance.

  2. In Object Explorer, right-click Databases, and then click Attach. The Attach Databases dialog box appears.

  3. To specify the database to be attached, click Add. The Locate Database Files dialog box appears.

  4. Select the disk drive where the database resides and expand the directory tree to find and select the .mdf file of the database. For example, for the DQS_MAIN database:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\DQS_MAIN.mdf
    
  5. The database details (lower) pane displays the names of the files to be attached. To verify or change the pathname of a file, click the Browse button (…).

  6. Click OK to attach the DQS_MAIN database.

  7. Repeat steps 2-6 for the DQS_PROJECTS and DQS_STAGING_DATA databases to attach them.

  8. You must also run the Transact-SQL statements in the next step after restoring the DQS_MAIN database otherwise an error message is displayed when you try to connect to Data Quality Server by using the Data Quality Client application, and you cannot connect. However, you do not need to perform steps 9 and 10 if you have just attached the DQS_PROJECTS or DQS_STAGING_DATA database, and not DQS_MAIN.

    To run the Transact-SQL statements, in Object Explorer, right-click the server, and then click New Query.

  9. In the Query Editor window, copy the following SQL statements:

    ALTER DATABASE [DQS_MAIN] SET TRUSTWORTHY ON;
    EXEC sp_configure 'clr enabled', 1;
    RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE
    ALTER DATABASE [DQS_MAIN] SET ENABLE_BROKER
    ALTER AUTHORIZATION ON DATABASE::[DQS_MAIN] TO [##MS_dqs_db_owner_login##]
    ALTER AUTHORIZATION ON DATABASE::[DQS_PROJECTS] TO [##MS_dqs_db_owner_login##]
    
  10. Press F5 to execute the statements. Check the Results pane to verify that the statements have executed successfully. You will see the following message: Configuration option 'clr enabled' changed from 1 to 1. Run the RECONFIGURE statement to install.

  11. Connect to the Data Quality Server using the Data Quality Client to verify if you can connect successfully.

You can also attach DQS databases using the Transact-SQL statements. For more information about attaching databases using Transact-SQL statements, see Using Transact-SQL in Attach a Database.

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