List Recoverable Databases (classic)


THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: noSQL Server yesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Gets a list of all recoverable databases on an Azure SQL Database server.


The recommended REST commands to work with SQL Database are the Resource Manager based Azure SQL Database REST API. While there is no change to SQL Database, be aware that the classic deployment model command in this article is scheduled for deprecation on December 1, 2019. For a table providing links to the specific new commands you should use, see Operations for Azure SQL Databases.


The List Recoverable Databases request must be specified as follows:

  • Replace {subscriptionId} with your subscription ID.

  • Replace {serverName} with the server name that contains the recoverable databases you want to list.

Method Request URI HTTP Version
GET{subscriptionId}/services/sqlservers/servers/{serverName}/recoverabledatabases?contentview=generic HTTP/1.1

URI Parameters


Request Headers


Request Body



The response includes an HTTP status code, and a response body.

Status Code

Response status code 200 indicates the request succeeded.

Response Body

The following is an example response body:

        <d:Id m:type="Edm.Int32">{database-id}</d:Id>  
        <d:LastAvailableBackupDate m:type="Edm.DateTime">{value}</d:LastAvailableBackupDate>  
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>  
<feed xml:base="'abcd1234')/" xmlns:d="" xmlns:m="" xmlns="">  
  <title type="text">DroppedDatabases</title>  
  <id> Server2('serverName')/recoverabledatabases</id>  
  <link rel="self" title="Databases" href="recoverabledatabases" />  
    <title type="text"></title>  
      <name />  
    <link rel="edit" title="Database" href="recoverabledatabases(1)" />  
    <link rel="" type="application/atom+xml;type=entry" title="Server" href="recoverabledatabases(1)/Server" />  
    <link rel="" type="application/atom+xml;type=entry" title="DatabaseMetrics" href="recoverabledatabases(1)/DatabaseMetrics" />  
    <category term="Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Server.Domain.RecoverableDatabase" scheme="" />  
    <content type="application/xml">  
        <d:Id m:type="Edm.Int32">1</d:Id>  
        <d:MaxSizeGB m:type="Edm.Int32">5</d:MaxSizeGB>  
        <d:CreationDate m:type="Edm.DateTime">{value}</d:CreationDate>  
        <d:LastAvailableBackupDate m:type="Edm.DateTime">{value}</d:LastAvailableBackupDate>  

The following table describes the elements of the response body:

Element Name Description
Id Specifies the identifier for this resource.
Name Specifies the name of the database.
Edition Specifies the edition of the database.
MaxSizeGB Specifies the maximum size of the database.
CreationDate Specifies the original creation date of the database.
LastAvailableBackupDate Specifies the date of the last backup for the database.


To check if a specific database is available for recovery, see Get Recoverable Database (classic). To recover a recoverable database, see Create Database Recovery Request (classic).

See Also

Recover an Azure SQL database using Geo-Restore with REST API
Common REST API Error Codes
Azure SQL Database
Operations for Azure SQL Databases
Copying Databases in Azure SQL Database
Geo-Replication in Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database Cmdlets