Contents tagged with CU

  • Improved Backup/Restore to Azure in 2012 SP1 CU4

    I’ve been using the backup to azure feature for a short while now and I really like it. Shows I think as this is my 4th blog post on the subject this year! This feature has reduced my stress levels with regard to secure offsite backups. However, so far I have two gripes with it.

    Firstly, if there is an issue during the backup i.e. network connectivity for example, the lease on blob gets orphaned and there is no native way to release it. I recently blogged about it and how I have gone …

  • Backup SQL database directly to Azure Storage

    There is a new CU update for SQL 2012 SP1 and I noticed a very interesting new feature described in the documentation blogged here.

    This is one of two new improvements and it is described as:

    You can now directly create a backup to Windows Azure Storage using SQL Server Native Backup functionality. This will allow users to back up a SQL Server database on an on-premises instance or on an instance of SQL Server that is running in a hosted environment, such as the Windows Azure Virtual Machine. …