Need Instance level failover in Windows Azure RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I have windows azure and sql server 2008 r2. I need to incorporate instance level failover (like widows failover cluster). How do i configure failover cluster in windows azure.

    Please dont recommend as Always on. since it has only DB level failover. But i need instance level failover. Please recommend if there is any other alternatives other than windows cluster failover.



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    • Moved by Sofiya Li Friday, January 3, 2014 6:21 AM the related forums
    Thursday, January 2, 2014 2:32 PM


  • Hi Durai,

    According to your description, since the issue regards Windows Azure SQL Database. I will help you post the question in the Windows Azure SQL Database forums at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=ssdsgetstarted. It is appropriate and more experts will assist you.

    We need to verify if you install SQL Server in the Windows Azure Virtual Machines, and the High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) solutions for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines include AlwaysOn availability groups ,database mirroring ,log shipping , and backup and restore with Windows Azure Blob Storage Service. Most SQL Server features are supported on Windows Azure Virtual Machine with some exceptions. However,  SQL Server Failover Clustering is not supported. For more information, see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721672/en-us

    Sofiya Li

    Sofiya Li
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sofiya Li Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:03 AM
    Friday, January 3, 2014 6:20 AM

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