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I found that we can only take filegroup offline through t-sql,but to bring that filegroup online we need to restore the whole database.

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There is no T-SQL command to take a filegroup offline, though an individual file can be set offline.

From the documentation, ALTER DATABASE File and Filegroup Options (Transact-SQL):

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Use this option only when the file is corrupted and can be restored. A file set to OFFLINE can only be set online by restoring the file from backup. For more information about restoring a single file, see RESTORE (Transact-SQL).

To relocate files, follow the instructions in the documentation, or see the related Q & A:

How do I move SQL Server database files?

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