Renaming the name of the physical database and log file

During one of my current tasks, which was to run the same test on multiple copies of the same database, I needed to setup a flow where I could

  1. deploy the database from VS2010 or setup database w/ vsdbcmd
  2. run the test (import 5.5 mio facts + 250K dimension elements into a dw model)
  3. rename the database including the physical files
  4. goto step 1 w/out overwriting the databases already created

Since both a deploy from VS2010 and a setup run through vsdbcmd will produce the same name on the physical files over and over again, I needed to alter these names. Here’s how the script looks:


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