restorefile (Transact-SQL)

SQL Server 2012

Contains one row for each restored file, including files restored indirectly by filegroup name. This table is stored in the msdb database.

Column name

Data type

Description

restore_history_id

int

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

file_number

numeric(10,0)

File identification number of the restored file. This number must be unique within each database. 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.

destination_phys_drive

nvarchar(260)

Drive or partition to which the file was 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.

destination_phys_name

nvarchar(260)

Name of the file, without the drive or partition information, where the file was 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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