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Track SQL DB restore progress

Tracking in detail the restore of a SQL DB is mandatory in order to provide a transparent customer support. At this moment, one can only see if a restore is running (1%) or finished, but the restore progress in percentages cannot be seen. The only reply I can give at this moment to my customers about when the database restore will be finished, is somewhere within 24h.

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  • TiredOfLameExcuses commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's 2019...even in the 1900's you could see the progress of a restore with a flat file database. Even a dmv would be nice. The number one question is "how long will it take before I can use the restored copy". I'll forward this "under review" response next time I'm asked by management to put a DB in Azure. During a duress situation, that question gets asked every 5 minutes...and of course it is my fault that I can't give a real answer.

  • Karl Burgdorf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Count me in on wanting this feature. Please, with a cherry on top!
    Even medium sized databases I'm working with (60GB) can take a long time to restore. I don't mind how long it takes, I just need a rough ETA so I know when to come back to get it, and of course to know the job is still running ok.

  • Simon Litchfield commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is "RESTORE DATABASE". If we're using it, chances are we want to know it's working. If I leave the screen I don't even know if it's still running let alone progress.

  • Piotr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a very basic feature and it should be implemented from the get go.

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