In most cases, the db would get online immediately. Sometimes, it might give you an error message as below:
use master restore database << dbname >> with recovery
Msg 4333, Level 16, State 1, Line 3 The database cannot be recovered because the log was not restored. Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 3 RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.If you result with the above error message, then we should understand that the particular database is not restored in a proper way. May be. the restore process would have terminated due to network issues or cancelled the restore part way through etc. Such database cannot be brought online. The best way would be to drop the database and restore from the backup.
It is important to have a valid database available for us to quickly get this db online. So ensuring the backup is important as always, hope we all will have a good backup plan in place by default, if not, that should be the first priority item. I’d like to grow my readership. If you enjoyed this blog post, please share it with your friends!
restore database << dbname >> from disk ='<filepath>\<backup filename>'