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SQL Server migration via replication to Azure VM to minimize downtime

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  • Duration: 1 week;
  • Price: $800;

sql Server migration through transactional replication to configure the Azure VM sql Server instance as a subscriber and then disable replication, pointing users to the Azure database instance.

  1. IT Partner responsibilities
  2. Client responsibilities
  3. Out of the scope of this project (additional cost items):
  4. Plan

Transactional replication is typically used in server-to-server environments. This service is relevant when you need to minimize downtime and do not have an AlwaysOn on-premises deployment

Our objective is to migrate a SQL Server to an Azure VM with minmal downtime.

This project will be considered successful when SQL databases are available from Azure without data loss.

IT Partner responsibilities

  • Implement SQL Server Snapshot Agent, Log Reader Agent, and Distribution Agent
  • Prepare snapshot files containing schema and data of published tables and database objects
  • Synchronize jobs in the distribution database on the Distributor
  • Make incremental changes at the Publisher flow to Subscribers according to the schedule of the Distribution Agent, which can run continuously for minimal latency, or at scheduled intervals

Client responsibilities

  • Provide a dedicated point of contact responsible for working with IT Partner and coordinate any outside vendor resources and schedules
  • Configure all networking equipment such as load balancers, routers, firewalls, and switches
  • Provide access to physical and virtual servers and/or systems and services, as needed. Provide remote and/or physical access to facility and systems required to complete work

Out of the scope of this project (additional cost items):

Upon completion of the project, we will provide a project closeout report. This document will indicate the final project status including evidence of meeting acceptance criteria, outstanding issues and the final budget. If you require more extensive documentation, this can be provided for an additional fee.


May vary depending on your needs.

  1. Kickoff meeting
  2. Review SQL server and Windows Server
  3. Start deployment
  4. Finalize deployment
  5. Verify and fix issues

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