Database file details
Specifies database file name, initial and maximum size and whether to
grow it automatically, or restrict file growth.
Specifies the name of the database.
Database File Name
The File Name entry is the name of the physical file that will hold
the data within the database you are working with. By default, SQL Server
has taken the name of your database, and placed a suffix of _Data to create
this name. The database files are stored on your hard drive with an extension
of MDF. MDF stands
for Master Data File and is the name of the primary data file. Every database
must have at least one primary data file. This file not only holds the
data for the database, but also the startup information.
The initial size of the database is its size when empty. The database
is never totally empty, and some of the space is always initially taken
up with the system tables. When starting out and learning SQL Server,
setting the Initial Size to 20MB will be sufficient.
The File Growth property specifies the growth increment of the database
Unrestricted File Size
Default option. The only limit is the spare space on the hard drive.
This is good as you do not have to worry about maintaining the database
Restrict File Size To
Sets a limit on how large the database is allowed to grow.
How to create
About designing a database
About Create Database Wizard
Creating a new database
Transaction log file details
Create a new table
Completing the wizard