Restore of large SQL database - what happens if it is interrupted?

Last post 12-17-2019, 8:14 PM by Creeves2012. 2 replies.
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  • Restore of large SQL database - what happens if it is interrupted?
    Posted: 12-03-2019, 7:22 AM

    Hypothetically speaking - if I have a large (or small, it doesn't matter) SQL database that needs to be restored, and I kick off the restore, and for some reason the job is interrupted - can it be resumed? If so, will it resume from the point it restored up to, or does it restart from the beginning?

    e.g imagine the evene is that the MA running the job was rebooted or became unavailable. We do have GridStor so multiple MA's per path/SP/copy etc.

    Any help useful, as long as it's based on fact - ideally I'm looking for facts, not guesses.

    Thanks very much!


  • Re: Restore of large SQL database - what happens if it is interrupted?
    Posted: 12-16-2019, 9:57 AM


    We do not support restore restartability inside the database today. This is something we have in our roadmap.




  • Re: Restore of large SQL database - what happens if it is interrupted?
    Posted: 12-17-2019, 8:14 PM

    We've found when restoring large SQL databases, or multiple large databases, it's best to up the VDI timeout for the iData agent on the restore client. We would see jobs fail with or time out at times with the default setting of 300 for any SQL restore job we would run larger than a few GB's.

    Upping the timeout to 99999999 or a large value would let our restore jobs finish and not fail from VDI errors. 

    Expand the client computer in the Commserv Expand the SQL agent, right click on the instance and you can changet the VDI timeout threshold from here. 

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