Cloudiway takes the hassle out of a Google Drive to Azure blob storage migration“Migration has been a non-event for IPSEN employees which was saluted by the governance!
The transition was seamless and with complete availability of the messaging system and without any disruption for IPSEN users.”Mickaël Corniaux Head of IT IPSEN“Cloudiway solves an important business problem for us by allowing Office 365 users to effectively work with and schedule meetings with Google users in our subsidiary company.
To proceed, connect to the SQL Server instance and run either the “SQL Database Deployment Wizard” or the “Export data-tier application” option from SQL Server Management Studio.
If you cannot find the preferred option, you will need to update your SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), which is now a free standalone product. The primary difference between the two options is that the “Deploy“ option requires an existing Database server in Azure and will directly deploy the on-premises database to that location.
This requires a Shared Access Signature so that the target account is able to create a copy of the blob from the source.
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This is the result from my short brainstorm session: The Storage Account Migrator first starts by listing all the containers from the source Windows Azure Storage Account.
For each container, it creates a copy in the target Windows Azure Storage Account and then proceeds to try to copy each blob within Windows Azure.
In this article I’ll explain all the steps to move your database from on-premises to Azure, using three different approaches.I’ll show how to migrate a database to Azure SQL Database by using two general methods: If you are in doubt about which one to use, the recommendation is to start by using the SQL Server Management Studio approach and, in case of failures, proceed with the SQL Server Data Tools.SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) offers two direct ways to transfer a database to an Azure SQL Database.NOTE: By using the SSMS to migrate the database using a DACPAC, we don’t have the needed flexibility to properly detect and fix the found issues.For this purpose, the SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence is a better option to analyze the database objects.It’s invisible to the end-user, but the benefits have greatly reduced the back-and-forth communication necessary for collaboration and enabled better business results.”Kevin Jordan Director of IT, Acxiom“The Cloudiway tool was very valuable in assisting us during our transition from our parent company to our own totally new tenant.The Azure SQL Database is improving its capabilities day-by-day.As a Technical Solutions Professional, Azure at Microsoft Canada, I deal with a variety of interesting challenges and opportunities.Together, we can work on technical and architectural aspects of your Microsoft Azure solutions.Consequently it reduces the amount of time a CPU remains idle waiting for files to process.It may not seem important at first, but it makes a world of difference for compute intensive worker roles who depend on Windows Azure Storage for IO.