I have removed a High Availability Group, disabled the option in sql configuration manager and restarted and I have also removed the Failover cluster components from windows and restarted.
Unfortunately the databases are marked as Recovery Pending on both servers.
I have attempted to drop them, but get this:
Msg 3752, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The database 'GEO' is currently joined to an availability group. Before you can drop the database, you need to remove it from the availatility group.
I also tried to recovery the db with no success and also set it into emergency mode but cannot:
The operation cannot be performed on database "GEO" because it is involved in a database mirroring session or an availability group. Some operations are not allowed on a database that is participating in a database mirroring session or in an availability group.
I even tried to brute force the server by stopping the engine and renaming the file to try to get it into suspect, but its still in recovery pending... I cant re-enable the HADR settings as the windows cluster has been destroyed.
All systems catalogs are empty apart from sys.availability_replicas which has a reference to the other server (first time in a few years I wish I was back in the good old days when I could access system tables).
Any ideas how to get rid of these databases?