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File Groups

File groups are named collections of files and are used to simplify data placement and administrative tasks such as backup and restore operations.

 

 

File groups are created within Create File Group Wizard. In order to run the wizard you should either

 

select the Object | Create Database Object... main menu item;
select the File Group icon in the Create Database Object dialog

or

select the File Groups list or any object from that list in the explorer tree;
select the Create New File Group... item from the popup menu

or

open the database in Database Editor and the File Groups tab there;
press the Insert key or select the Create New File Group... item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar).

       

To create a new file group with the same properties as one of the existing file groups has:

 

select the Object | Duplicate Database Object... main menu item;
follow the instructions of Duplicate Object Wizard.

 

 

 

File groups can be edited within File Group Properties. In order to run the editor you should either

 

select the file group for editing in the explorer tree (type the first letters of the file group name for quick search);
select the Edit File Group ... item from the popup menu

or

open the database in Database Editor and the File Groups tab there;
select the file group to edit;
press the Enter key or select the Edit File Group item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar).

       

You can change the name of the file group using the Rename File Group dialog. To open the dialog you should either

 

select the file group to rename in the explorer tree;
select the Rename File Group item from the popup menu

or

open the database in Database Editor and the File Groups tab there;
select the file group to rename;
select the Rename File Group item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar).

 

 

 

To drop a file group:

 

select the file group to drop in the explorer tree;
select the Drop File Group item from the popup menu

or

open the database in Database Editor and the File Groups tab there;
select the file group to drop;
press the Delete key or select the Drop File Group item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar)

 

and confirm dropping in the dialog window.

 



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