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Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Returns restore history details for databases on a SQL Server.

Description

By default, this command will return the server name, database, username, restore type, date, from file and to files.

Thanks to https://www.mssqltips.com/SqlInstancetip/1724/when-was-the-last-time-your-sql-server-database-was-restored/ for the query and https://sqlstudies.com/2016/07/27/when-was-this-database-restored/ for the idea.

Syntax

Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Database] <Object[]>]
    [[-ExcludeDatabase] <Object[]>]
    [[-Since] <DateTime>]
    [-Force]
    [-Last]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory -SqlInstance sql2016

Returns server name, database, username, restore type, date for all restored databases on sql2016.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory -SqlInstance sql2016 -Database db1, db2 -Since '2016-07-01 10:47:00'

Returns restore information only for databases db1 and db2 on sql2016 since July 1, 2016 at 10:47 AM.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory -SqlInstance sql2014, sql2016 -Exclude db1

Returns restore information for all databases except db1 on sql2014 and sql2016.

Example: 4
PS C:\> $cred = Get-Credential sqladmin
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory -SqlInstance sql2014 -Database AdventureWorks2014, pubs -SqlCredential $cred | Format-Table

Returns database restore information for AdventureWorks2014 and pubs database on sql2014, connects using SQL Authentication via sqladmin account. Formats the data as a table.

Example: 5
PS C:\> Get-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sql2016 | Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory

Returns database restore information for every database on every server listed in the Central Management Server on sql2016.

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

Specifies the SQL Server instance(s) to operate on. Requires SQL Server 2005 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Database

Specifies the database(s) to process. Options for this list are auto-populated from the server. If unspecified, all databases will be processed.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-ExcludeDatabase

Specifies the database(s) to exclude from processing. Options for this list are auto-populated from the server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Since

Specifies a datetime to use as the starting point for searching backup history.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Force

Deprecated.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-Last

If this switch is enabled, the last restore action performed on each database is returned.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaDbRestoreHistory.