Database Administrators Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What are the implications of moving a physical database created in Microsoft SQL server 2008R2, that makes use of advanced features like Full-Text Search on varchar(MAX) FILESTREAM BLOBS to SQL Azure?

What architectural changes are needed? What steps are involved in this transition? SQL Azure Migration Wizzard can't simply be the magic tool that automagicly makes the transition. What are the compatibility issues that the migration tool can not fix and should be worked out "manually"?

share|improve this question

migrated from Nov 7 '11 at 12:41

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Related: – Nick Chammas Nov 10 '11 at 23:58

Moving the data is pretty easy. If you are using full text search that feature isn't available in SQL Azure yet. Neither is FILESTREAM. If you require full text search then Azure isn't for you.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.