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SQL Server database files and backups on Azure Storage for SAP workloads

Published: 22-06-2018

As more users migrate their SAP workloads to Azure, they will discover the benefits of migrating the Microsoft SQL Server data tier as well. Storing SQL Server data files on Azure can help speed migration, improve security, and provide high availability and disaster recovery. This guide by Ravi Alwani of AzureCAT addresses common questions from SAP users. It explains how to store SQL Server data files using Azure Blob Storage and set up file-snapshot backups, which provide nearly instantaneous backups and quicker restores for database files stored using the Azure Blob Storage service.