(Republishing, or using this info in a commercial product/website, is prohibited without permission. All other uses are permitted. If in doubt, please ask.)
(Books Online description: “Database recovery is waiting for the secondary database to finish the reverting and initializing phase to bring it back to the common log point with the primary database. This is an expected wait after failovers. Undo progress can be tracked through the Windows System Monitor (perfmon.exe) and dynamic management views.”)
Questions/comments on this wait type? Click here to send Paul an email, especially if you have any information to add to this topic.
Added in SQL Server version:
Removed in SQL Server version:
Extended Events wait_type value:
Maps to the __indexMUTEX_HADR_RECOVERY_WAIT_FOR_UNDO map_value in sys.dm_xe_map_values (thanks to Jonathan’s post here).
The map_key value in sys.dm_xe_map_values is 842 in 2012 and 861 in 2014 RTM. After 2014 RTM, you must check the DMV to get the latest value as some map_key values have changed in later builds.
Known occurrences in SQL Server (list number matches call stack list):
Abbreviated call stacks (list number matches known occurrences list):