SQL SERVER – Source Database in Restoring State

A client whom I often help with Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check recently reached out to me with an interesting problem about Source Database in Restoring State.

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My client had used SSMS to restore the database based on the original database. After doing a restore, he was very surprised as he was able to successfully use the new database but the original database in the restoring state. It was very much a surprise to him as he had just used a database as a source and it went into restoring state.

Well, this happens when you forget to tick the tail backup option in the SSMS wizard. The fix of this situation is very simple. Just run the following statement and it will immediately fix your source database.

RESTORE DATABASE SourceDBName WITH RECOVERY

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

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