sp_restoredbreplication (Transact-SQL)

Removes replication settings if restoring a database to the non-originating server, database, or system that is otherwise not capable of running replication processes. When restoring a replicated database to a server or database other than the one where the backup was taken, replication settings cannot be preserved. On the restore, the server calls sp_restoredbreplication directly to automatically remove replication metadata from the restored database.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_restoredbreplication [ @srv_orig = ] 'original_server_name'
        , [ @db_orig = ] 'original_database_name'
    [ , [ @keep_replication = ] keep_replication ]
    [ , [ @perform_upgrade = ] perform_upgrade ]


  • [ @srv_orig = ] 'original_server_name'
    The name of the server where the back up was created. original_server_name is sysname, with no default.
  • [ @db_orig = ] 'original_database_name'
    The name of the database that was backed up. original_database_name is sysname, with no default.
  • [ @keep_replication = ] keep_replication
    For internal use only.
  • [ @perform_upgrade= ] perform_upgrade
    For internal use only.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_restoredbreplication is used in all types of replication.


Only members of the sysadmin or dbcreator fixed server role or the dbo database schema can execute sp_restoredbreplication.

See Also


Replication Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)

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