Quick and dirty Azure SQL database backup

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azure backup cloud databases restore sql web development

Before I made a deployment of updated code to www.australianandroidapps.com yesterday I wanted to make a point-in-time backup of the database that runs the site in case I needed to rollback the changes. I then realised I’d never done this before. I found that you have two options: Copy – which is neat and simple and creates a copy of your database on the same server Export The Export option has a few more steps but also lets you download the file and restore locally if you want to. Ideal for gra…

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