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sp_resetstatus (Transact-SQL)

Resets the status of a suspect database.

Important note Important

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use ALTER DATABASE instead.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_resetstatus [ @dbname = ] 'database'

[ @dbname= ] 'database'

Is the name of the database to reset. database is sysname, with no default.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_resetstatus turns off the suspect flag on a database. This procedure updates the mode and status columns of the named database in sys.databases. The SQL Server error log should be consulted and all problems resolved before running this procedure. Stop and restart the instance of SQL Server after you execute sp_resetstatus.

A database can become suspect for several reasons. Possible causes include denial of access to a database resource by the operating system, and the unavailability or corruption of one or more database files.

Requires membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.

The following example resets the status of the AdventureWorks2012 database.

EXEC sp_resetstatus 'AdventureWorks2012';

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