Undelete

Undelete a table.

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Code Sample

Go

Before trying this sample, follow the Go setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Go API reference documentation.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"time"

	"cloud.google.com/go/bigquery"
)

// deleteAndUndeleteTable demonstrates how to recover a deleted table by copying it from a point in time
// that predates the deletion event.
func deleteAndUndeleteTable(projectID, datasetID, tableID string) error {
	// projectID := "my-project-id"
	// datasetID := "mydataset"
	// tableID := "mytable"
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := bigquery.NewClient(ctx, projectID)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("bigquery.NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	ds := client.Dataset(datasetID)
	if _, err := ds.Table(tableID).Metadata(ctx); err != nil {
		return err
	}
	// Record the current time.  We'll use this as the snapshot time
	// for recovering the table.
	snapTime := time.Now()

	// "Accidentally" delete the table.
	if err := client.Dataset(datasetID).Table(tableID).Delete(ctx); err != nil {
		return err
	}

	// Construct the restore-from tableID using a snapshot decorator.
	snapshotTableID := fmt.Sprintf("%s@%d", tableID, snapTime.UnixNano()/1e6)
	// Choose a new table ID for the recovered table data.
	recoverTableID := fmt.Sprintf("%s_recovered", tableID)

	// Construct and run a copy job.
	copier := ds.Table(recoverTableID).CopierFrom(ds.Table(snapshotTableID))
	copier.WriteDisposition = bigquery.WriteTruncate
	job, err := copier.Run(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	status, err := job.Wait(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	if err := status.Err(); err != nil {
		return err
	}

	ds.Table(recoverTableID).Delete(ctx)
	return nil
}

Java

Before trying this sample, follow the Java setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Java API reference documentation.

import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQuery;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryException;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryOptions;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.CopyJobConfiguration;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Job;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.JobInfo;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Table;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;
import org.threeten.bp.Instant;

// Sample to undeleting a table
public class UndeleteTable {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String datasetName = "MY_DATASET_NAME";
    String tableName = "MY_TABLE_TABLE";
    String recoverTableName = "MY_RECOVER_TABLE_TABLE";
    undeleteTable(datasetName, tableName, recoverTableName);
  }

  public static void undeleteTable(String datasetName, String tableName, String recoverTableName) {
    try {
      // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only needs to be created
      // once, and can be reused for multiple requests.
      BigQuery bigquery = BigQueryOptions.getDefaultInstance().getService();

      // Record the current time.  We'll use this as the snapshot time
      // for recovering the table.
      long snapshotEpoch = Instant.now().toEpochMilli();

      // ...

      // "Accidentally" delete the table.
      bigquery.delete(TableId.of(datasetName, tableName));

      // Construct the restore-from tableID using a snapshot decorator.
      String snapshotTableId = String.format("%s@%d", tableName, snapshotEpoch);

      // Construct and run a copy job.
      CopyJobConfiguration configuration =
          CopyJobConfiguration.newBuilder(
                  // Choose a new table ID for the recovered table data.
                  TableId.of(datasetName, recoverTableName),
                  TableId.of(datasetName, snapshotTableId))
              .build();

      Job job = bigquery.create(JobInfo.of(configuration));
      job = job.waitFor();
      if (job.isDone() && job.getStatus().getError() == null) {
        System.out.println("Undelete table recovered successfully.");
      } else {
        System.out.println(
            "BigQuery was unable to copy the table due to an error: \n"
                + job.getStatus().getError());
        return;
      }
    } catch (BigQueryException | InterruptedException e) {
      System.out.println("Table not found. \n" + e.toString());
    }
  }
}

Node.js

Before trying this sample, follow the Node.js setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Node.js API reference documentation.

// Import the Google Cloud client library
const {BigQuery} = require('@google-cloud/bigquery');
const bigquery = new BigQuery();

async function undeleteTable() {
  // Undeletes "my_table_to_undelete" from "my_dataset".

  /**
   * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
   */
  // const datasetId = "my_dataset";
  // const tableId = "my_table_to_undelete";
  // const recoveredTableId = "my_recovered_table";

  /**
   * TODO(developer): Choose an appropriate snapshot point as epoch milliseconds.
   * For this example, we choose the current time as we're about to delete the
   * table immediately afterwards.
   */
  const snapshotEpoch = Date.now();

  // Delete the table
  await bigquery
    .dataset(datasetId)
    .table(tableId)
    .delete();

  console.log(`Table ${tableId} deleted.`);

  // Construct the restore-from table ID using a snapshot decorator.
  const snapshotTableId = `${tableId}@${snapshotEpoch}`;

  // Construct and run a copy job.
  await bigquery
    .dataset(datasetId)
    .table(snapshotTableId)
    .copy(bigquery.dataset(datasetId).table(recoveredTableId));

  console.log(
    `Copied data from deleted table ${tableId} to ${recoveredTableId}`
  );
}

Python

Before trying this sample, follow the Python setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Python API reference documentation.

import time

from google.cloud import bigquery

# Construct a BigQuery client object.
client = bigquery.Client()

# TODO(developer): Choose a table to recover.
# table_id = "your-project.your_dataset.your_table"

# TODO(developer): Choose a new table ID for the recovered table data.
# recovery_table_id = "your-project.your_dataset.your_table_recovered"

# TODO(developer): Choose an appropriate snapshot point as epoch
# milliseconds. For this example, we choose the current time as we're about
# to delete the table immediately afterwards.
snapshot_epoch = int(time.time() * 1000)

# ...

# "Accidentally" delete the table.
client.delete_table(table_id)  # Make an API request.

# Construct the restore-from table ID using a snapshot decorator.
snapshot_table_id = "{}@{}".format(table_id, snapshot_epoch)

# Construct and run a copy job.
job = client.copy_table(
    snapshot_table_id,
    recovered_table_id,
    # Must match the source and destination tables location.
    location="US",
)  # Make an API request.

job.result()  # Wait for the job to complete.

print(
    "Copied data from deleted table {} to {}".format(table_id, recovered_table_id)
)