SQL Logical Name Change by ALTER DATABASE

Use the following code snippits to identify and rename logical file names in Microsoft SQL Server.

Determine the logical file names

USE [database_name]
GO
sp_helpfile
GO

Rename logical file names

USE master
GO
ALTER DATABASE database_name
MODIFY FILE  ( NAME = 'current_logical_name', 
NEWNAME = 'new_logical_name')
GO

SQL 2008 returns the following confirmation:

The file name 'new_logical_name' has been set.

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