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restorefilegroup (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Contains one row for each restored filegroup. This table is stored in the msdb database.

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

Column name

Data type




Unique identification number that identifies the corresponding restore operation. References restorehistory(restore_history_id).



Name of the filegroup being restored. Can be NULL.

When a database is reverted to a database snapshot, this value is populated in the same way as for a full restore.

To reduce the number of rows in this table and in other backup and history tables, execute the sp_delete_backuphistory stored procedure.

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