Azure Database Migration Service – February Updates


We are pleased to announce the latest updates to the Public Preview release of the Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS). Addition information about these important updates appears below.

Support for additional regions. Users can now provision Azure DMS in the Southeast Asia and West India regions to migrate on-premises instances of SQL Server to Azure SQL Database.

Azure DMS provisioning in a specific Resource Group. With these latest updates, users can select a new or existing resource group in which to provision an instance of Azure DMS, which will host the service and all related resources.

Azure DMS Service Auto pause feature. The Auto pause feature added to Azure DMS will pause the service after 24 consecutive hours of inactivity. To resume a migration, users can simply re-start the Azure DMS service.

Improved guidance on exception and failures. The guidance provided on various Azure DMS exceptions and failures has been refined and extended. Users now have more detail on potential issues and specific actions that they can take to address the underlying conditions if they encounter failures at various states, such as service creation and connecting to the source SQL Server.

Next steps

  • For more information about what Azure DMS can do for you, go here.
  • For detailed documentation on Azure DMS, go here.
  • To begin using Azure DMS for your Microsoft SQL Server to Azure SQL Database migrations, log in to the Azure portal with your Azure account credentials and set up an instance.
  • To provide feedback on your experiences using the Public Preview release of Azure DMS, go here.

Other resources

For information about additional migration tools and services, view the following resources:

In summary

Take advantage of these latest features today and be sure to let us know what you think! We look forward to working with you to realize the full potential of Azure DMS!


The Database Migration Team

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