Whitepaper : How to Migrate Existing Databases to Azure SQL Database
Migrating SQL Server to Azure SQL Database provides important benefits. Such advantages include:
– lower cost by shifting expenses from a capital expenditure model to an operational expenditure model
– improved security with encryption on by default plus access threat protection
– improved scalability and high availability
– ease of maintenance including automatic backup and recovery and cloud-based disaster recovery
A successful migration should include preparation, pre-migration, migration, and post-migration. There are other tools, some older and some newer from Microsoft and other third-party vendors.
Read this whitepaper to learn how to migrate SQL Server databases using the two most recommended Microsoft tools for both small to medium and large databases.