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SQL Server FAQ - What Is a Database

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What is a database?

A database is a logical container that contains a set of related database objects:

  • Tables - Storages of structured data.
  • Views - Queries to present data from tables.
  • Indexes - Sorting indexes to speed up searches.
  • Stored Procedures - Predefined SQL program units.
  • Users - Identifications used for data access control.
  • Other objects.

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  1. What is a database?
  2. What is the simplest way to create a new database?
  3. How to set the current database?
  4. How to delete a database?
  5. Why I am getting this error when dropping a database?
  6. How to get a list all databases on the SQL server?
  7. Where is my database stored on the hard disk?
  8. How to create database with physical files specified?
  9. How to rename databases?
  10. Why I am getting this error when renaming a database?
  11. What are database states?
  12. How to set a database state to OFFLINE?
  13. How to move database physical files?
  14. How to set database to be READ_ONLY?
  15. How to set database to be SINGLE_USER?
  16. What are system databases?

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