I am using the Data Sync feature to backup my database. The Hub and Member databases are hosted on the same server.
After I created a Sync Group, selected the Hub and Member databases, and selected the tables to be synced, I clicked "Finish".
And then an error message in red Scope is currently being provisioned showed up. This message is very sticky and never changes. If I refreshed my page, the Sync Group will
be lost and then I have to start over again. As a result, I found out the sync group is never created successfully because of this error.
To answer your other question, Scope is a term that comes from the Sync Framework (which is what the Sync Service is based on).To quote JuneT who is
one of the experts on Sync Framework:
“A scope is basically a unit or a grouping which defines what is going to be synchronized as a set. This is where you
specify/list down which columns/tables to synchronize and what filters to apply when synchronizing. When you synchronize the scope, only the columns/tables included in the scope definition and the corresponding rows satisfying the filter are synchronized.”
It sounds like you are using CTP1 of the sync service, is that correct (you can tell because the URL will have sqlazurelabs.com in it)?In CTP1, we had a bunch of issues where we did not provide a lot of warnings or better details on what was happening that has been improved in CTP2.One example which may be applicable here is when we come across an incompatible schema.In CTP2 we do a better job of detecting issues and provide warnings up front.Although this error could be due to some other factors as well and it may just work if you were to start from scratch and try again.
Perhaps you could email me directly with your schema and we can see if we can take a closer look to help you get going?My email is Liam.Cavanagh AT Microsoft.com
Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure and Sync Framework - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync/