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Forgive me if I am not using all the proper terms but I have databases that will detach themselves from SQL Server. In SQL Server Management Studio the plus sign will be missing next to the database, or the database will have no tables.

Now the fix for this is easy, simply detach and attach the database and we're back up and running. BUT what is the cause for this?

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Is this in Express? Is it 2008-r2 or 2005? You have it tagged as both – JNK Dec 2 '11 at 15:31
Sorry it happens in both 05 and 08 R2 in express, and I think standard 2008 r2 as well – Patrick Garman Dec 2 '11 at 16:03
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You have "auto close" switched on probably

Turn it off: it isn't a good idea And again

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I actually did see where AutoClose is on and it is recommended to NOT be due to many performance issues... and actually read all of those pages before this :) but I didn't see anything about the issue I was having so I didn't think that was the issue – Patrick Garman Dec 2 '11 at 15:40
But you checked, yes? In sys.databases? – gbn Dec 2 '11 at 15:42
I have not tested with it set to false, but the database does currently have True set. – Patrick Garman Dec 2 '11 at 15:43
In which case, this is exactly the cause of your problem. – gbn Dec 2 '11 at 15:45
I appreciate the help! – Patrick Garman Dec 2 '11 at 15:45

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