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Auto-Failover Groups in Azure SQL DB

Etienne Lopes wraps up a series:

So, first of all, what is Auto-failover groups?

The auto-failover groups feature allows you to manage the replication and failover of databases to another Azure region. You can include of a group of databases or all user databases in a logical server to be replicated to another logical server. It is a declarative abstraction on top of the active geo-replication feature, designed to simplify deployment and management of geo-replicated databases at scale.

Read on to see some of the benefits of this, as well as how to enable it.