Reseeding Availability Group databases

Reseed is an option to restore Availability Group(AG) databases. If a secondary database gets out of synchronization with the primary database in an AG, you can reseed the secondary database.

Before you begin

You must have created backup of secondary AG database that you want to restore.

About this task

You cannot perform reseed operation on primary databases.

Most of the fields on the Restore wizard pages are self-explanatory. The following information describes fields for which you might need guidance.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page, select Database from the View list.
  3. Select secondary AG database from the list.
  4. Click Reseed.
  5. Monitor the operation progress by clicking Monitor > Jobs.