Restore a snapshot into the cluster.

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RESTORE SNAPSHOT repository_name.snapshot_name
{ TABLE ( table_ident [ PARTITION (partition_column = value [ , ... ])] [, ...] ) | ALL }
[ WITH (restore_parameter [= value], [, ...]) ]


Restore one or more tables or partitions from an existing snapshot into the cluster. The snapshot must be given as fully qualified reference with repository_name and snapshot_name.

It is possible to restore all tables contained in the snapshot using the ALL keyword. Single tables and/or partitions can be selected for restoring by giving them as table_ident or partition reference given the partition_column values.

Tables that are to be restored must not exist yet.

To cancel a restore operation simply drop the tables that are being restored.


repository_name:The name of the repository of the snapshot to restore as ident.
snapshot_name:The name of the snapshot as ident.
table_ident:The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an existing table that is to be restored from the snapshot.
partition_column:Column name by which the table is partitioned.



[ WITH (restore_parameter [= value], [, ...]) ]

The following configuration parameters can be used to modify how the snapshot is restored to the cluster:

ignore_unavailable:(Default false) Per default the restore command fails if a table is given that does not exist in the snapshot. If set to true those missing tables are ignored.
wait_for_completion:(Default: false) By default the request returns once the restore operation started. If set to true the request returns after all selected tables from the snapshot are restored or an error occurred. In order to monitor the restore operation the * sys.shards table can be queried.


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