Source database is also known as Azure, Microsoft Azure, SQL Azure, SQL Server Azure
Target database is also known as SQL Server, MS SQL Server, MSSQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, MSSQL (related files: mdf, ldf, bak)
The conversion of SQL Azure to SQL Server database conversion using Full Convert is simple and has to do a few quick steps:
When we start Full Convert, you will notice a welcome panel with links for common tasks. Let"s start a new conversion.
Click the Create new conversion link or click the New button in the ribbon above.
Initial screen shows you that Full Convert will automatically detect your database if you don"t know which one do you have. Of course, if you do know your database, do select it from the list on the left.
We will choose SQL Azure from the list of available source database engines, as SQL Azure is just a special version of SQL Server.
To connect to SQL Azure, you will need to use your server URL in the Server field, and the rest is standard (username, password, database name). Just make sure to connect using SQL Server authentication instead of Windows authentication.
List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.
We will choose SQL Server from the list of available source database engines. Depending on your SQL Server setup, you will need to connect using Windows or SQL Server authentication.
Depending on your SQL Server installation, we need to specify the server name, or server\instance name in the Server field.
Here you can see how many tables will be converted. To start conversion right away, click on the Convert! button. To show contents of target database without converting, click on the Explore button. Use that to inspect target database prior to conversion, or to save the conversion project for later before even converting the first time.
Click the Convert! button to get started.
Conversion is highly-optimized to run as fast as possible, yet provides top-notch reliability. Huge tables are converted in small chunks at a time, preserving memory and ensuring that your computer stays fast and responsive.
Here you will see basic conversion statistics, such as number of tables and records copied to target database.
If there were any warnings or errors during conversion, you will be able to examine them in detail.
Finally, complete SQL log is available for you if you need it. This feature can be enabled in project options screen.
This small tutorial shows how easy it is to convert SQL Azure to SQL Server using Full Convert Enterprise.
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