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Version: Latest-3.3



Recovers a database, table, or partition that was dropped by using the DROP command. The dropped database, table, or partition can be recovered within the period specified by the FE parameter catalog_trash_expire_second (1 day by default).

Data deleted by using TRUNCATE TABLE cannot be recovered.


  1. Recover a database.

    RECOVER DATABASE <db_name>
  2. Recover a table.

    RECOVER TABLE [<db_name>.]<table_name>
  3. Recover a partition.

    RECOVER PARTITION <partition_name> FROM [<db_name>.]<table_name>


  1. This command can only recover metadata deleted some time ago (1 day by default). You can change the duration by adjusting the FE parameter catalog_trash_expire_second.
  2. If the metadata is deleted with identical metadata created, the previous one will not be recovered.


  1. Recover database example_db.

    RECOVER DATABASE example_db;
  2. Recover table example_tbl.

    RECOVER TABLE example_db.example_tbl;
  3. Recover partition p1 in the example_tbl table.

    RECOVER PARTITION p1 FROM example_tbl;