Tag: Azure

Improved Backup/Restore to Azure in 2012 SP1 CU4
By Art on June 1, 2013

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 […]

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There is currently a lease on the blob and no lease ID was specified in the request
By Art on May 21, 2013

I’ve been using the backup to Azure feature that shipped with SQL2012 SP1 CU2 and generally it works really well, but a couple of times I have had an issue where I wasn’t able to overwrite a previous backup file and received an error: Msg 3202, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Write on https://somestorage.blob.core.windows.net/somecontainer/MyDb.bak failed: Backup to URL received […]

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How to backup a SQL 2012 database directly to Windows Azure
By Art on April 24, 2013

It has been a little while since I posted something and I’ve been meaning to finish off this blog for a few weeks now, but I have been a little busy with the arrival of my 2nd son (and have been distracted by my new Alienware laptop!)… Anyway I recently blogged about how cool I thought the new feature was […]

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Backup SQL database directly to Azure Storage
By Art on January 25, 2013

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 […]

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