Symptoms

Assume that you use Always On Availability Groups (AG) in Microsoft SQL Server. When you rename the host name of the server that hosts the instance of SQL Server and restart the instance, all databases in the AG remain in RECOVERY_PENDING state, and access violations occur.

Resolution

This fix is included in the following update for SQL Server:

Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2017

About SQL Server builds

Each new build for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and security fixes that were in the previous build. We recommend that you install the latest build for your version of SQL Server:

The latest build for SQL Server 2017

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

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