Did you know you can view the database restore history from MSSQL server. The following SQL will provide a list of all database restores that have been performed on a server at some point.

SELECT
        destination_database_name, server_name AS 'SourceServer',
        database_name AS 'SourceDB', physical_device_name, type, backup_start_date, restore_date
        FROM msdb.dbo.restorehistory AS rh
                INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset AS bs ON bs.backup_set_id = rh.backup_set_id
                INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily AS bmf ON bmf.media_set_id = bs.media_set_id
        ORDER BY restore_date DESC;


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