Restart Azure Database for MariaDB server using the Azure CLI

This topic describes how you can restart an Azure Database for MariaDB server. You may need to restart your server for maintenance reasons, which causes a short outage as the server performs the operation.

The server restart will be blocked if the service is busy. For example, the service may be processing a previously requested operation such as scaling vCores.

The time required to complete a restart depends on the MariaDB recovery process. To decrease the restart time, we recommend you minimize the amount of activity occurring on the server prior to the restart.

If you don't have an Azure subscription, create an Azure free account before you begin.


To complete this how-to guide:

  • This article requires version 2.0 or later of the Azure CLI. If using Azure Cloud Shell, the latest version is already installed.

Restart the server

Restart the server with the following command:

az mariadb server restart --name mydemoserver --resource-group myresourcegroup

Next steps

Learn about how to set parameters in Azure Database for MariaDB