Restore an Azure Database for MySQL server using Azure CLI

[APPLIES TO: Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server

This sample CLI script restores a single Azure Database for MySQL server to a previous point in time.


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

Sample script

In this sample script, edit the highlighted lines to update the admin username and password to your own. Replace the subscription ID used in the az monitor commands with your own subscription ID.


# Create a resource group
az group create \
--name myresourcegroup \
--location westus

# Create a MySQL server in the resource group
# Name of a server maps to DNS name and is thus required to be globally unique in Azure.
# Substitute the <server_admin_password> with your own value.
az mysql server create \
--name mydemoserver \
--resource-group myresourcegroup \
--location westus \
--admin-user myadmin \
--admin-password <server_admin_password> \
--sku-name GP_Gen4_2 \

# Restore a server from backup to a new server
az mysql server restore \
--name mydemoserver-restored \
--resource-group myresourcegroup \
--restore-point-in-time "2018-02-11T13:10:00Z" \
--source-server mydemoserver

Clean up deployment

Use the following command to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it after the script has been run.

az group delete --name myresourcegroup

Script explanation

This script uses the commands outlined in the following table:

Command Notes
az group create Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.
az mysql server create Creates a MySQL server that hosts the databases.
az mysql server restore Restore a server from backup.
az group delete Deletes a resource group including all nested resources.

Next steps