Copying Azure SQL Databases

Arun Sirpal noticed a problem when he tried to copy an Azure SQL Database:

Now, I was looking at the following code.

CREATE DATABASE CodeDBP1 AS COPY OF CodeDB ( SERVICE_OBJECTIVE = 'P1' ) ;

You would think this is okay? I did, especially with the fact that it parsed and was executing. I was thinking a copy of the CodeDB database will be created as a premium P1 database regardless of what the source database service tier was. This  source database is 0.5GB in size under the basic tier and 40 minutes later the copy was still executing. It just didn’t seem right.

Click through for the solution.  If this is going to be normal behavior, I’d really like to see an error message.

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