Import SQL Database to Microsoft Azure SQL

Before importing SQL Server Database to Microsoft Azure SQL, go through the main features of the tool listed below.

What Can You Use Kernel Migrator for SQL Server for?

  • Migrate corrupt or damaged or healthy SQL Server Database files.
  • Migrate to Microsoft Azure SQL and Amazon RDS.
  • Generate live Preview of database objects with one-click.
  • Selective database object migration.
  • Support UNICODE characters & different Microsoft SQL Server Versions.

How to import SQL Server Database to Microsoft Azure SQL?

Given below are the simple steps to import SQL Server Database files – MDF/NDF/LDF— to Microsoft Azure SQL with detailed notes, using SQL Migration tool:

  1. Open Kernel Migrator for SQL.
  2. Click on Browse button and select the SQL Server Database file (MDF/NDF/LDF).
    Click Recover to initiate the file scan & recovery process. Note:
    • The tool detects the temporary file path automatically, no need to select it manually unless it is not detected.
    • Choose Advanced Scan mode only when Standard Scan mode fails to complete scan & recovery process.
    • Tool detects database version automatically, in case it is not detected, uncheck the option and select it manually.
  3. Once the scan & recovery process completes, the tools’ user-interface will refresh and load the database file contents – objects, as shown below.
    Select database file objects and click on the Migrate button to proceed to the next step. Note: Before moving to the next step, you can preview database objects by clicking on it, as shown above.
  4. Select Azure SQL option and input Server Name/Instance Name.
    To authenticate server access, input login credentials, User Name, and Password.
    Select specific database name from the drop-down list and click Ok. Note: In case of any doubts or confusion regarding this step specifically, click on See Help anchor – at the bottom left.
  5. Wait for the import process to finish. Upon successful import/migration of SQL Server Database file to Microsoft Azure SQL; the status will update, as shown below, click Ok.

SQL Server Database file – MDF/NDF/LDF, import to Microsoft Azure SQL has completed successfully.

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