Restoring a SQL Database to a Different Managed Instance

You can perform the following restores for Azure SQL managed instance:

  • From one Azure SQL managed instance to another

  • From an Azure SQL managed instance to disk


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. In the row for the instance, click the action button action_button, and then click Restore.

    The Backup content dialog box appears.

  3. Select the content to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  4. From the Destination server list, select the instance to restore the data to.

  5. From the Proxy client list, select the access node to use for the restore.

  6. In the Staging path on proxy client box, enter the location to stage the Azure BACPAC file in.

  7. To drop all existing connections to the database before the restore, select the Drop connections to database check box.

  8. Click Submit.