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Automating Database Copy in Azure SQL Managed Instance

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Database copy and database move operations for Azure SQL Managed Instance are very convenient in various situations when you want to copy or move database from one managed instance to another in an online way. What does online mean in this context? It means that the database on destination managed instance will be identical to the source database at the moment when operation is explicitly completed by user action. Copying a database is a size of data operation, and you can expect copy will take some time, but what is important and convenient, unlike point in-time restore where database is in state from some point in time in the past, with database copy you get database in state as it was when the operation was completed.

Read on to see how you can set this up for an Azure SQL Managed Instance.