Get Restorable Dropped Database (classic)


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Gets the details for a specific restorable dropped Azure SQL Database.


The recommended REST commands to work with SQL Database are the Resource Manager based Azure SQL Database REST API. While there is no change to SQL Database, be aware that the classic deployment model command in this article is scheduled for deprecation on December 1, 2019. For a table providing links to the specific new commands you should use, see Operations for Azure SQL Databases.


The Get Restorable Dropped Database request must be specified as follows:

  • Replace {subscriptionId} with your subscription ID.

  • Replace {serverName} with your server name.

  • Replace {databaseEntityId} with your database entity ID.

Method Request URI HTTP Version
GET{subscriptionId}/services/sqlservers/servers/{serverName}/restorabledroppeddatabases/{databaseEntityId} HTTP/1.1

Executing this method submits a request. The operation will begin processing and complete processing at some later point. Use Database Operation Status (classic) to report on the status of the operation.

URI Parameters


Request Headers

The following table describes the required and optional request headers:

Request Header Description
x-ms-version Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This header should be set to 2012-03-01.

Request Body

The format of the request body is as follows:


The following table describes the elements of the request body.

Element Name Description
DeletionDate The date and time (including milliseconds) when the restorable dropped database was deleted. Important: The deletion date must include milliseconds to successfully match the time and find the desired database. Specifying a value without including milliseconds will result in the database not being found.


The response includes an HTTP status code, a set of response headers, and a response body.

Status Code

Response Headers

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.

Response Header Description
x-ms-request-id A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the database management service. This request id is used for request tracking. If a failure occurs that requires the user to contact Microsoft Support, the request id should be provided to Microsoft to assist in tracking and resolving the failure for the request.

Response Body

The following example shows the format of the response body:

<ServiceResource xmlns="" xmlns:i="">  
  <SelfLink> 000000000001/services/sqlservers/servers/ol3v4b2azy/restorabledroppeddatabases/testdb2,2013-09-17T22:01:40.923</SelfLink>  

The following table describes the elements of the response body:

Element Name Description
Name The name of the database.
Type The type of the service resource; Microsoft.SqlAzure.RestorableDroppedDatabase.
State The state of the service resource.
SelfLink The URI identifier for this resource.
ParentLink The URI identifier for the parent of this resource (the server).
EntityID The identifier for this service resource.
ServerName The name of the Azure SQL Database server.
Edition The edition of the database.
MaxSizeBytes The maximum size of the database in bytes.
CreationDate The creation date of the original database.
DeletionDate The deletion date of the dropped database.
RecoveryPeriodStartDate The starting date of the recovery period.


Equivalent PowerShell command: Run the Get-AzureSqlDatabase cmdlet with the –RestorableDropped parameter.

See Also

Restore a deleted Azure SQL database with REST API
Common REST API Error Codes
Azure SQL Database
Operations for Azure SQL Databases
Geo-Replication in Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database Cmdlets