sp_resetstatus (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

Resets the status of a suspect database.


This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use ALTER DATABASE instead.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


sp_resetstatus [ @dbname = ] 'database'  


[ @dbname= ] 'database'
Is the name of the database to reset. database is sysname, with no default.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_resetstatus turns off the suspect flag on a database. This procedure updates the mode and status columns of the named database in sys.databases. The SQL Server error log should be consulted and all problems resolved before running this procedure. Stop and restart the instance of SQL Server after you execute sp_resetstatus.

A database can become suspect for several reasons. Possible causes include denial of access to a database resource by the operating system, and the unavailability or corruption of one or more database files.


Requires membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.


The following example resets the status of the AdventureWorks2022 database.

EXEC sp_resetstatus 'AdventureWorks2022';  

See Also

System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
Database Engine Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)