Here's our config:
We have all our data in PRIMARY file group
We have our Full Text Index in another SECONDARY file group which resides on a very fast (but very unreliable) SSD drive. By "unreliable" I mean - it's a Amazon cloud server temporary drive (can be entirely lost in case of emergency restart/hardware failure).
Full-text index is not critical and we're ready to lose it completely as we can obviously rebuild it from scratch.
The question is: is there a way to revive the database in case the secondary file group is 100% lost, without going through the full backup/restore cycle? Like, simply delete the lost file group, then recreate it, then rebuild the index.
(We do have regular full database backups, log backups etc. etc. etc. so we can "restore to the point in time" but this implies long outage)
P.S. Also, any thoughts on how viable our approach is would be very much appreciated.