Start-​Azure​Sql​Database​Restore

Performs a point in time restore of a database.

Syntax

Start-AzureSqlDatabaseRestore
     [-PointInTime <DateTime>]
     [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
     [-RestorableDropped]
     -SourceDatabaseDeletionDate <DateTime>
     -SourceDatabaseName <String>
     -SourceServerName <String>
     -TargetDatabaseName <String>
     [-TargetServerName <String>]
     [<CommonParameters>]
Start-AzureSqlDatabaseRestore
     [-PointInTime <DateTime>]
     [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
     -SourceDatabase <Database>
     [-SourceServerName <String>]
     -TargetDatabaseName <String>
     [-TargetServerName <String>]
     [<CommonParameters>]
Start-AzureSqlDatabaseRestore
     [-PointInTime <DateTime>]
     [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
     -SourceDatabaseName <String>
     -SourceServerName <String>
     -TargetDatabaseName <String>
     [-TargetServerName <String>]
     [<CommonParameters>]
Start-AzureSqlDatabaseRestore
     [-PointInTime <DateTime>]
     [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
     -SourceRestorableDroppedDatabase <RestorableDroppedDatabase>
     [-SourceServerName <String>]
     -TargetDatabaseName <String>
     [-TargetServerName <String>]
     [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Start-AzureSqlDatabaseRestore cmdlet performs a point in time restore of a Basic, Standard or Premium database. Azure SQL Database retains Basic database backups 7 days, Standard for 14 days, and Premium for 35 days. The restore operation creates a new database. If the source database is not deleted, the SourceDatabaseName and TargetDatabaseName parameter must have different values.

Azure SQL Database does not currently support cross server restore. The source and target server names must be the same.

Examples

Example 1: Restore a database specified as an object to a point in time

PS C:\> $Database = Get-AzureSqlDatabase -ServerName "Server01" -DatabaseName "Database17" 
PS C:\> $Operation = Start-AzureSqlDatabaseRestore -SourceDatabase $Database -TargetDatabaseName "DatabaseRestored" -PointInTime "2013-01-01 06:00:00"

The first command gets a database object for the database named Database17 on the server named Server01, and then stores it in the $Database variable.

The second command restores the database to a specific point in time. The command specifies at name for the new database.

Example 2: Restore a database specified by name to a point in time

PS C:\> $Operation = Start-AzureSqlDatabaseRestore -SourceServerName "Server01" -SourceDatabaseName "Database17" -TargetDatabaseName "DatabaseRestored" -PointInTime "2013-01-01 06:00:00"

This command restores the database named Database17 to a specific point in time. The command specifies at name for the new database.

Example 3: Restore a dropped database specified as an object to a point in time

PS C:\> $Database = Get-AzureSqlDatabase -RestorableDropped -ServerName "Server01" -DatabaseName "Database01" -DatabaseDeletionDate "2012-11-09T22:59:43.000Z" 
PS C:\> $Operation = Start-AzureSqlDatabaseRestore -SourceRestorableDroppedDatabase $Database -TargetDatabaseName "DroppedDatabaseRestored"

The first command gets a database object for the database named Database01 on the server named Server01. The command specifies the RestorableDropped parameter. Therefore, the cmdlet gets restorable dropped database the specified restore point. The command stores that database object in the $Database variable.

The second command restores the dropped database specified by $Database. The command specifies at name for the new database.

Required Parameters

-RestorableDropped

Indicates that this cmdlet restores a restorable dropped database.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SourceDatabase

Specifies the name of the database that this cmdlet restores.

Type:Database
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SourceDatabaseDeletionDate

Specifies the date and time when the database was deleted. You must include milliseconds when you specify the time to match the actual database deletion time.

Type:DateTime
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SourceDatabaseName

Specifies the name of the live database that this cmdlet restores.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SourceRestorableDroppedDatabase

Specifies an object that represents the restorable dropped database that this cmdlet restores. To obtain a RestorableDroppedDatabase object, use the Get-AzureSqlDatabase cmdlet, and specify the RestorableDropped parameter.

Type:RestorableDroppedDatabase
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TargetDatabaseName

Specifies the name of the new database that the restore operation creates.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-PointInTime

Specifies the restore point to which to restore the database. When the restore operation finishes, the database is restored to the state it was at the date and time that this parameter specifies. By default, for a live database this set to the current time, and for a dropped database, this cmdlet uses the time when the database was dropped.

Type:DateTime
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Profile

Specifies the Azure profile from which this cmdlet reads. If you do not specify a profile, this cmdlet reads from the local default profile.

Type:AzureSMProfile
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SourceServerName

Specifies the name of the server on which the source database is live and running, or on which the source database ran before it was deleted.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TargetServerName

Specifies the name of the server to which this cmdlet restores the database.

Azure SQL Database does not currently support cross server restore. The source and target server names must be the same.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Commands.SqlDatabase.Services.Server.RestorableDroppedDatabase

Inputs

Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Commands.SqlDatabase.Services.Server.Database

Outputs

Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Commands.SqlDatabase.Services.Server.RestoreDatabaseOperation

Notes

  • You must use certificate based authentication to run this cmdlet. Run the following commands on the computer where run this cmdlet:

PS C:\\\> $subId = \<Subscription ID\> PS C:\\\> $thumbprint = \<Certificate Thumbprint\> PS C:\\\> $myCert = Get-Item Cert:\CurrentUser\My\$thumbprint PS C:\\\> Set-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName "mySubscription" -SubscriptionId $subId -Certificate $myCert PS C:\\\> Select-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName "mySubscription"