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CHECKDB Matters in the Cloud Too

Daniel Janik takes us through an ordeal related to CHECKDB on an Azure Managed Instance:

This is crazy! What now? Open at ticket with MSFT? This seemed the only choice and what was the root cause? Apparently in Azure Managed Instances, Microsoft will check databases for corruption and will take the database offline if detected.

When in this special offline state there’s no way to access the database and Microsoft must be contacted. You can’t set the DB in recovery mode or change it to ONLINE. Microsoft does “contact” someone to notify that the database was taken offline due to corruption but if you work at a larger company this notification may never reach the right people.

Read on to see what Daniel ended up doing and some tips on making the process smoother.