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I have at least one database file that is too big to backup on my server.

I want to make sure when I uninstall a botched upgrade to SQL Server 2008 that it won't delete any of my .mdf files that I've created myself under SQL Server 2005.

I'm pretty sure this is correct?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Yes. it's correct.

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any reference for this? – Fowl Sep 1 '15 at 3:29

To be on safer side detach database and back it up.

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