I need to move my SQL instance to a different drive on the same server but plan to rename the drive to the same drive letter as the original drive the instance was on (after renaming the old drive).
I'm guess I need to stop the SQL service before moving the files, and then start it again.
Are there any other steps needed or precautions I should take?
Note: This instance has databases that are part of synchronous AlwaysOn AGs. Some of the databases are the primary replicas while others are secondary replicas. The primary replica databases are also being moved from the same source and to the same destination drive (as the server instance files).