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Remove-DbaDbFileGroup

Author Adam Lancaster https://github.com/lancasteradam
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Removes the specified filegroup(s).

Description

Removes the specified filegroup(s). It is required that the filegroup is empty before it can be removed.

Syntax

Remove-DbaDbFileGroup
    [[-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>]
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Database] <String[]>]
    [[-FileGroup] <String[]>]
    [[-InputObject] <Object[]>]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Remove-DbaDbFileGroup -SqlInstance sqldev1 -Database TestDb -FileGroup HRFG1

Removes the HRFG1 filegroup on the TestDb database on the sqldev1 instance.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance sqldev1 -Database TestDb | Remove-DbaDbFileGroup -FileGroup HRFG1

Passes in the TestDB database from the sqldev1 instance and removes the HRFG1 filegroup.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbFileGroup -SqlInstance sqldev1 -Database TestDb -FileGroup HRFG1 | Remove-DbaDbFileGroup

Passes in the HRFG1 filegroup from the TestDB database on the sqldev1 instance and removes the filegroup.

Optional Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances. This can be a collection and receive pipeline input to allow the function to be executed against multiple SQL Server instances.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Database

The target database(s).

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-FileGroup

The name(s) of the filegroup(s).

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-InputObject

Allows piping from Get-DbaDatabase and Get-DbaDbFileGroup.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the command were to run. No actions are actually performed.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing any changing operations within the command.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Remove-DbaDbFileGroup on GitHub.
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