restorefile (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Contains one row for each restored file, including files restored indirectly by filegroup name. This table is stored in the msdb database.

Column name Data type Description
restore_history_id int Unique identification number that identifies the corresponding restore operation. References restorehistory(restore_history_id).
file_number numeric(10,0) File identification number of the restored file. This number must be unique within each database. Can be NULL.

When a database is reverted to a database snapshot, this value is populated in the same way as for a full restore.
destination_phys_drive nvarchar(260) Drive or partition to which the file was restored. Can be NULL.

When a database is reverted to a database snapshot, this value is populated in the same way as for a full restore.
destination_phys_name nvarchar(260) Name of the file, without the drive or partition information, where the file was restored. Can be NULL.

When a database is reverted to a database snapshot, this value is populated in the same way as for a full restore.

Remarks

To reduce the number of rows in this table and in other backup and history tables, execute the sp_delete_backuphistory stored procedure.

See Also

Backup and Restore Tables (Transact-SQL)
restorefilegroup (Transact-SQL)
restorehistory (Transact-SQL)
System Tables (Transact-SQL)