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Support for SQL to Azure SQL DB Managed Instance online migrations

Published date: December 19, 2018

Users can now migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service. Use the Azure portal to create an instance of Azure Database Migration Service as a first step in performing migrations from SQL Server on-premises or on virtual machines to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

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Create an instance of Azure DMS 


  • Azure Database Migration Service (classic)
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services