Starting SQL Server Without TempDB

Kenneth Fisher shows us how to start an instance in safe mode in case the drive hosting tempdb gets fried:

The situation: Your server is down. The drive/directory where tempdb is supposed to be doesn’t exist. Who knows why. Maybe those evil SAN guys forgot to re-attach your storage during a DR situation. You may or may not realize it but SQL Server will not start without tempdb. Which is fine. Just move it to a location that exists right? Well, yes. That is an important step. So here is how we

Move tempdb

I like the way Russ Thomas (and Kenneth Fisher) put it:  this is a low-occurrence, high-liability issue.

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