Recently a client found this article on “Best Practices for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines” and wanted to re-provision his volumes to adhere to them.
No my first thoughts was wait, I’m a DBA, not a System Admin that’s not my role! But thinking more about it I realized the client views this as a SQL Server issue and I am the SQL Server Consultant and that it is my job to remedy this problem.
Not being 100% confident in Azure, I spun up a VM SQL Server and attempted to add some volumes. To my surprise, this was way too easy.
Click through for the steps.