Questions tagged [azure-blob-storage]

Azure Blob Storage is persistent cloud-based storage provided by Microsoft. Use this tag for questions *about* either how-to-use or problems using Azure Blob Storage.

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How does sql server agent access the azure storage blob [duplicate]

Good morning all , I must configure an automated backup to an azure blob storage in the backup script I have correctly configured the credential now what right is needed for the sql server agent ...
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Storage accounts not showing up when creating Azure Storage Credential

I'm trying to setup a Back Up Database Task in a Maintenance Plan on SQL Server 2017 (Web Edition) using SSMS 18.6 and when I get to the step to create an Azure credential I select my management ...
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how to mirror an azure storage account to a non-paired zone to enable fast file_snapshot backup/restore and database file access?

Wow, that title was a mouthful. Scenario My dev server is restoring a copy of production data daily, anonymizing it, and creating a dev-grade backup for my developers to restore locally. We're running ...
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Automated backups sql server IaaS

We have installed sql server on a virtual machine and we have registered the machine so that way SQL Server IaaS Agent Extension (SQLIaaSAgent) gets enable and runs on Azure virtual machines to ...
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Speed— Restoring from Azure Blob to local database

We're being encouraged to move our database backups to Azure blobs, which we access through the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer. We're running SQL Server 2017. Our backup times are fine-- 20 minutes ...
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Error when trying to bakup from SQL Server 2012 to Azure

I'm trying to do a backup from SQL Server 2012 to Azure (free account), but I'm getting this error: 'URL' is not a recognized Device Type option I´m writing the instruction like this: BACKUP ...
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Backup with date to azure blob storage url

Im trying to do backups to an azure blob storage that have the date when the backup is made, that way the job does not fail when the backup is generated with the same name, I am concatenating convert(...
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Azure blob storage container vs VM managed disk for SQL on Azure VM database files

Are there benefits specific to SQL Server on Azure VM when using the SQL Server Data Files in Windows Azure feature? Aka using Azure blob storage container for database files versus an Azure VM data ...
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Setting up sp_AllNightLog using Azure Blob Storage [closed]

Has anyone setup Brent Ozar's sp_AllNightLog using Azure Blob Storage? Trying to start incorporating both but not sure of the steps or how to get started. Any tips or links to similar operations?
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Back up Full Recovery Model Without Log Backups

I have a database that I need to backup to URL, but without the log file. BACKUP DATABASE [MyDB] TO URL = @destination WITH INIT, FORMAT, COPY_ONLY, CREDENTIAL = '', stats=1 The above script ...
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How to Backup to Azure Storage?

A day before I tried to back up our ddbb log file to azure storage. So, the transact is simple backup [log|database] <name> To URL = <Azure_Storage_url> Credentials are defined apart, ...
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Managed backup large database to Azure

Got a bit of an issue here that I need some help to solve. Hosting a database, that is about 400Gigs. This is giving us a little headache getting it to work with Managed Backup to Azure Storage ...
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Parameter value in Data Factory Triggered pipeline

I have a pipeline configured in azure data factory which basically does create a backup file (JSON) from a cosmosDB dataset and it's saved in a blob storage, my problem comes when I want to schedule ...
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SQL Server backup to Azure Blob with different backup plan than local backup

We have a production SQL Server with a number of critical bases. At this time, we have a maintenance plan which performs the following: creates a FULL backup every Saturday with a TTL of 4 weeks ...
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Ola Maintenance Solution and striped Azure URL backups - possible?

We've been using the defacto standard Ola Hallengrin maintenance solution for many years, even after we moved to Azure and started using blobs for backup targets. However, for performance reasons, I'...
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How do I initialize transactional replication from a backup at a URL?

I created a publication on my server. I had to use this special option so that I could initialize replication from a backup: exec sp_addpublication ... @allow_initialize_from_backup = N'true'...
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Dynamic Folder Creation when Backing up to Azure BLOB Storage [closed]

Is there a way to dynamically create folders in BLOB so each DB goes into its own folder? I know in Azure BLOB Storage they are not real folders, but I hope you get my point. In essence I am using ...
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Differential Backup from SQL Server 2012 to Azure Blob

I am attempting to backup a database to my Azure Blob storage. The databases are relatively large... between 1 and 30 Gig. I have successfully backed up the first day, but on subsequent days, I get ...
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Is there a way to set an order to the way files are available in Azure? I want the latest backup first

I use Azure to store backups, the backups are saved in Azure. this is how I am doing my backups and saving to azure: sqlcmd -E -S $(ESCAPE_SQUOTE(SRVR)) -d master -Q "EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseBackup ...
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How to connect to microsoft azure?

We have been saving the backups of one of our production servers (which is actually an Always On availability group) this is how I am doing my backups and saving to azure: sqlcmd -E -S $(...
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Azure Data Factory 'Failed Validation' with Folder does not exist

I uploaded whole set of .txt files in my blob storage with folder structure Year/Month/day. I circled the folder structure. Then in the pipeline I have following dataset created. "type": "...
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SQL backup to URL failures on Azure Storage

I have been using SQL Backup to URL to backup databases in the range of 100-400 GBs on SQL Server 2012 SP3. Intermittent failures have become increasingly common that I am now experiencing a failure ...
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Backing up databases on SQL Server hosted in Windows Azure VM

One of the clients at my workplace asked me to find out information on what would be the best possible or recommended approach to run maintenance jobs such as backup job for a SQL Server 2016 hosted ...
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copy backup from azure blob

has anyone a sql script that allow us copy the last full backup files from azure blob container to an ftp server or simply to the machine from which we run the script (sql server machine)? Thanks in ...
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Database Technology for Large Scale Logging [closed]

I am stuck looking for a suitable database technology to suit our application. I am stuck between going cloud-based or keeping it local. Scenario: We have a service that receives a log stream for ...
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Backup to Azure Storage Container: Shared Access Signature the only way?

RESTORE FILELISTONLY FROM URL = '' WITH CREDENTIAL = '' fails in SQL Server 2016. Copied script from SQL Server 2012 environment, successfully restoring from Azure Storage Container, with create ...
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Developing an Azure Sql Database backup strategy

I know Azure databases are backed up and kept for a retention period, which I believe the default is 30 days. I'd like to come up with a plan to mimic our current strategy with a physical SQL Server ...
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Setup Managed Backup failure

I am trying to setup Managed Backup (in Azure SQL) using SQLServer 2014 (Ent 64bit) and it is failing. I have the credential created with Identity as the Storage account name and Password set with ...
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SSMS Crashes when attempting to restore DB from Azure URL

I'd previously been using the April 2016 version of SQL Server Management Studio with no issues, but have run into problems since updating to the GA June 2016 version of SSMS. When I try to restore a ...
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How to restore SQL Server database from Azure Blob?

I created a database (IaaS) from Azure marketplace (Windows server 2012 + SQL Server Web 2014). I Selected automatic backups to blob storage. Now I'm trying to do a test restore operation. I imported ...
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Managed backup to Azure does not delete backup after retention period

I did set up SQL Server managed backup for our databases. I did define retention days to 4, but i just checked the azure storage account where the managed backups are and found that there is still all ...
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RESTORE FROM URL dies during database recovery

Attempting to restore a small backup from the Azure BLOB RESTORE DATABASE MY_DATABASE FROM URL = 'https://somelocation.blob.core.windows.net/mydatabase.bak' WITH FILE=1 ,MOVE N'MY_DATABASE'TO N'D:\...