How to connect on premise server to azure SQL database? RRS feed

  • Question

  • From: DBA @DBA_SQL via Twitter

    @AzureSupport - I need to know steps to take sql database backup from onpremises to azure portal.

    I have an onpremises sql server. I need to know steps to take backup from Onpremises to azure for sql database.

    i am a first time user of azure so i need a basic level details for this.



    Friday, February 26, 2016 7:54 AM

All replies

  • Restoring a backup from SQL Server into Azure SQL database is not supported. There are a few other ways to migrate an on-premises SQL Server database to SQL DB. Check out

    Most are 1-time migrations without continual, incremental updates. Transactional replication is exception where you can continue to keep the Azure SQL DB fed with changes from the local SQL Server.

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    • Proposed as answer by Joseph Idziorek Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:25 AM
    Friday, February 26, 2016 5:02 PM