SQL SERVER – Get Last Restore Date

Let us learn how to get the last restore date for the backup in SQL Server. Here is a very simple script for the same.

SELECT
[d].[name] AS [Database],
[d].[create_date],
[d].[compatibility_level],
rh.restore_date,
rh.restore_history_id,
rh.restore_type
FROM master.sys.databases d
LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb.dbo.[restorehistory] rh
ON rh.[destination_database_name] = d.Name
ORDER BY [Database], restore_history_id

Well, that’s it. It will give you all the necessary history from the msdb database.

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If you want to clear any backup or restore history for the database, you can just run the following simple script and it will remove your history from the msdb database.

Here is an example of how you can remove the history for the AdventureWorks Database.

USE msdb;
GO
EXEC sp_delete_database_backuphistory @database_name = 'AdventureWorks'; 

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Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

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  • Is it possible to find out when the backup was created, that was used to restore a database?

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