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When was this database restored?

I frequently need to know where backups went and I restore those backups for operational recovery on a regular basis. Would you believe in 20+ years as a DBA I can count the number of database restores for a disaster on my fingers? (Which is good because taking off your shoes at the office is considered bad form.) In that same 20+ years I’ve needed to know when a database was last restored exactly once. Still, it’s always nice to know where information is. In this particular case rather than checking BOL I queried msdb.sys.all_objects for anything like ‘%restore%’ and turned up dbo.restorehistory.

SELECT * FROM dbo.restorehistory

RestoreHistory


Filed under: Backups, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLServerPedia Syndication Tagged: backups, microsoft sql server, restores

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My name is Kenneth Fisher and I am Senior DBA for a large (multi-national) insurance company. I have been working with databases for over 20 years starting with Clarion and Foxpro. I’ve been working with SQL Server for 12 years but have only really started “studying” the subject for the last 3. I don’t have any real "specialities" but I enjoy trouble shooting and teaching. Thus far I’ve earned by MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCTS Database Administrator 2005, and MCTS Database Developer 2008. I’m currently studying for my MCITP Database Developer 2008 and should start in on the 2012 exams next year. My blog is at www.sqlstudies.com.

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