Restore an Azure Database for MySQL server using Azure CLI
[APPLIES TO: Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server
This sample CLI script restores a single Azure Database for MySQL server to a previous point in time.
If you prefer to run CLI reference commands locally, install the Azure CLI. If you're running on Windows or macOS, consider running Azure CLI in a Docker container. For more information, see How to run the Azure CLI in a Docker container.
If you're using a local installation, sign in to the Azure CLI by using the az login command. To finish the authentication process, follow the steps displayed in your terminal. For other sign-in options, see Sign in with the Azure CLI.
When you're prompted, install the Azure CLI extension on first use. For more information about extensions, see Use extensions with the Azure CLI.
Launch Azure Cloud Shell
The Azure Cloud Shell is a free interactive shell that you can use to run the steps in this article. It has common Azure tools preinstalled and configured to use with your account.
To open the Cloud Shell, just select Try it from the upper right corner of a code block. You can also launch Cloud Shell in a separate browser tab by going to https://shell.azure.com.
When Cloud Shell opens, verify that Bash is selected for your environment. Subsequent sessions will use Azure CLI in a Bash environment, Select Copy to copy the blocks of code, paste it into the Cloud Shell, and press Enter to run it.
Sign in to Azure
Cloud Shell is automatically authenticated under the initial account signed-in with. Use the following script to sign in using a different subscription, replacing
<Subscription ID> with your Azure Subscription ID. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create an Azure free account before you begin.
subscription="<subscriptionId>" # add subscription here az account set -s $subscription # ...or use 'az login'
Run the script
# Restore an Azure Database for MySQL server # Variable block let "randomIdentifier=$RANDOM*$RANDOM" location="East US" resourceGroup="msdocs-mysql-rg-$randomIdentifier" tag="backup-restore-mysql" server="msdocs-mysql-server-$randomIdentifier" sku="GP_Gen5_2" restoreServer="restore-server$randomIdentifier" login="azureuser" password="Pa$$w0rD-$randomIdentifier" echo "Using resource group $resourceGroup with login: $login, password: $password..." # Create a resource group echo "Creating $resourceGroup in $location..." az group create --name $resourceGroup --location "$location" --tags $tag # Create a MySQL server in the resource group # Name of a server maps to DNS name and is thus required to be globally unique in Azure. echo "Creating $server in $location..." az mysql server create --name $server --resource-group $resourceGroup --location "$location" --admin-user $login --admin-password $password --sku-name $sku # Sleeping commands to wait long enough for automatic backup to be created echo "Sleeping..." sleep 10m # Restore a server from backup to a new server # To specify a specific point-in-time (in UTC) to restore from, use the ISO8601 format: # restorePoint=“2021-07-09T13:10:00Z” restorePoint=$(date +%s) restorePoint=$(expr $restorePoint - 60) restorePoint=$(date -d @$restorePoint +"%Y-%m-%dT%T") echo $restorePoint echo "Restoring $restoreServer" az mysql server restore --name $restoreServer --resource-group $resourceGroup --restore-point-in-time $restorePoint --source-server $server
Clean up resources
Use the following command to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it using the az group delete command - unless you have an ongoing need for these resources. Some of these resources may take a while to create, as well as to delete.
az group delete --name $resourceGroup
This script uses the commands outlined in the following table:
|az group create||Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.|
|az mysql server create||Creates a MySQL server that hosts the databases.|
|az mysql server restore||Restore a server from backup.|
|az group delete||Deletes a resource group including all nested resources.|