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Remove-DbaAvailabilityGroup

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

 

Synopsis

Removes availability groups on a SQL Server instance.

Description

Removes availability groups on a SQL Server instance.

If possible, remove the availability group only while connected to the server instance that hosts the primary replica. When the availability group is dropped from the primary replica, changes are allowed in the former primary databases (without high availability protection). Deleting an availability group from a secondary replica leaves the primary replica in the RESTORING state, and changes are not allowed on the databases.

Avoid dropping an availability group when the Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) cluster has no quorum. If you must drop an availability group while the cluster lacks quorum, the metadata availability group that is stored in the cluster is not removed. After the cluster regains quorum, you will need to drop the availability group again to remove it from the WSFC cluster.

For more information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/statements/drop-availability-group-transact-sql

Syntax

Remove-DbaAvailabilityGroup
    [[-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>]
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-AvailabilityGroup] <String[]>]
    [-AllAvailabilityGroups]
    [[-InputObject] <AvailabilityGroup[]>]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Remove-DbaAvailabilityGroup -SqlInstance sqlserver2012 -AllAvailabilityGroups

Removes all availability groups on the sqlserver2014 instance. Prompts for confirmation.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Remove-DbaAvailabilityGroup -SqlInstance sqlserver2012 -AvailabilityGroup ag1, ag2 -Confirm:$false

Removes the ag1 and ag2 availability groups on sqlserver2012. Does not prompt for confirmation.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaAvailabilityGroup -SqlInstance sqlserver2012 -AvailabilityGroup availabilitygroup1 | Remove-DbaAvailabilityGroup

Removes the availability groups returned from the Get-DbaAvailabilityGroup function. Prompts for confirmation.

Optional Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances. Server version must be SQL Server version 2012 or higher.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-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
-AvailabilityGroup

Only remove specific availability groups.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-AllAvailabilityGroups

Remove all availability groups on an instance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-InputObject

Enables piping from Get-DbaAvailabilityGroup.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-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
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the command were to run. No actions are actually performed.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing any changing operations within the command.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

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