Chapter 5. Data Migration and Backup Strategies

When companies talk about their research into or experiences with the Azure technology—specifically the SQL side of Azure—two of their most frequent concerns (aside from security) are migrating local databases and data into the cloud, and backup strategies. Until Azure came around, databases were housed locally (and they still are): they're contained within the walls of the company or in a data center. Moving to the Azure platform, and SQL Azure, means moving and storing all or a portion of your data into the cloud.

Chapter 4 talked at length about security concerns, considerations, and best practices regarding storing your precious data in the cloud. Moving data into the cloud is a decision that ...

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