How to query last restore date in SQL Server?

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Question :

Is there a T-SQL query that shows the last restore datetime for a certain database?

Answer :

This will list all “most recent” restores for each database on your server:

WITH LastRestores AS
(
SELECT
    DatabaseName = [d].[name] ,
    [d].[create_date] ,
    [d].[compatibility_level] ,
    [d].[collation_name] ,
    r.*,
    RowNum = ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY d.Name ORDER BY r.[restore_date] DESC)
FROM master.sys.databases d
LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb.dbo.[restorehistory] r ON r.[destination_database_name] = d.Name
)
SELECT *
FROM [LastRestores]
WHERE [RowNum] = 1

The script that can be used is:

declare @DB sysname = 'MyDB';
select * from msdb.dbo.restorehistory where destination_database_name = @DB;

main table for this purpose is msdb..restorehistory

SELECT  [rs].[destination_database_name] ,
        [rs].[restore_date] ,
        [bs].[backup_start_date] ,
        [bs].[backup_finish_date] ,
        [bs].[database_name] AS [source_database_name] ,
        [bmf].[physical_device_name] AS [backup_file_used_for_restore]
FROM    msdb..restorehistory rs
        INNER JOIN msdb..backupset bs ON [rs].[backup_set_id] = [bs].[backup_set_id]
        INNER JOIN msdb..backupmediafamily bmf ON [bs].[media_set_id] = [bmf].[media_set_id]
ORDER BY [rs].[restore_date] DESC

from mssqltips

It will give you the latest refresh date for your DB:

use [msdb]
select top 1 * from restorehistory 
where destination_database_name='DB_NAME'
order by restore_history_id desc 

Adding important information about OS User name and Machine Name:

Select Destination_database_name, 
       restore_date,
       database_name as Source_database,
       Physical_device_name as Backup_file_used_to_restore,
       bs.user_name,
       bs.machine_name
from msdb.dbo.restorehistory rh 
  inner join msdb.dbo.backupset bs 
    on rh.backup_set_id=bs.backup_set_id
  inner join msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily bmf 
    on bs.media_set_id =bmf.media_set_id
ORDER BY [rh].[restore_date] DESC

Is there a T-SQL query that shows the last restore datetime for a certain database?

Hi,
I have generated the below script which can give you much more detailed information about your query.

Query to get the “Most Recent Restore” information about the specific database:

WITH MostRecentRestore AS
(
SELECT 
RowNum = ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY RH.Destination_database_name ORDER BY RH.Restore_Date DESC),
RH.Restore_date, 
BS.[database_name] as Source_Database, 
RH.Destination_Database_Name, 
BS.Backup_Start_Date, 
BS.Backup_Finish_Date, 
CASE WHEN RH.restore_type = 'D' THEN 'Database'
  WHEN RH.restore_type = 'F' THEN 'File'
  WHEN RH.restore_type = 'G' THEN 'Filegroup'
  WHEN RH.restore_type = 'I' THEN 'Differential'
  WHEN RH.restore_type = 'L' THEN 'Log'
  WHEN RH.restore_type = 'V' THEN 'Verifyonly'
  WHEN RH.restore_type = 'R' THEN 'Revert'
  ELSE RH.restore_type 
END AS Restore_Type,
RH.[Replace],
RH.[Recovery],
RH.Restore_Date AS Restored_On,
BMF.physical_device_name AS Restored_From,
RF.destination_phys_name AS Current_DB_File_Location,
RH.user_name AS Restored_By,
BS.machine_name,
BS.Server_Name
FROM msdb.dbo.RestoreHistory RH 
INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.BackupSet BS ON RH.backup_set_id = BS.backup_set_id
INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.restorefile RF ON RH.Restore_History_id = RF.Restore_History_id
INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.Backupmediafamily BMF ON bs.media_set_id = bmf.media_set_id
)
SELECT *
FROM MostRecentRestore
WHERE [RowNum] = 1 AND destination_database_name = 'YourDatabaseName'

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