Restart Azure Database for MariaDB server using the Azure CLI

This topic describes how you can restart an Azure Database for MariaDB server. You may need to restart your server for maintenance reasons, which causes a short outage as the server performs the operation.

The server restart will be blocked if the service is busy. For example, the service may be processing a previously requested operation such as scaling vCores.

The time required to complete a restart depends on the MariaDB recovery process. To decrease the restart time, we recommend you minimize the amount of activity occurring on the server prior to the restart.

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To complete this how-to guide:

  • Use the Bash environment in Azure Cloud Shell.

    Launch Cloud Shell in a new window

  • If you prefer, install the Azure CLI to run CLI reference commands.

    • If you're using a local installation, sign in to the Azure CLI by using the az login command. To finish the authentication process, follow the steps displayed in your terminal. For additional sign-in options, see Sign in with the Azure CLI.

    • When you're prompted, install Azure CLI extensions on first use. For more information about extensions, see Use extensions with the Azure CLI.

    • Run az version to find the version and dependent libraries that are installed. To upgrade to the latest version, run az upgrade.

  • This article requires version 2.0 or later of the Azure CLI. If using Azure Cloud Shell, the latest version is already installed.

Restart the server

Restart the server with the following command:

az mariadb server restart --name mydemoserver --resource-group myresourcegroup

Next steps

Learn about how to set parameters in Azure Database for MariaDB