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Restoring a Database in an Availability Group

Rajendra Gupta walks us through the process of restoring a database which is currently in an Availability Group:

You might think a question here– We can take production database backup and restore it on the development database. What difference does it make in a standalone database restore or availability group database restore?

Database restore works with the standalone database, but if the database is configured in the availability group, we cannot directly restore the database. It requires additional steps because of the AG configurations. Our database should be in the same state (AG synchronized) after the database restores as well.

In this article, let’s cover the steps to restore an existing availability group database in the SQL Server Always On Availability Group.

Read on for the answer.