Restoring a SQL Database to a Different Managed Instance


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You can restore an Azure SQL managed database from an Azure cloud to either the same Azure cloud instance or to another Azure cloud instance.

The destination instance must be the same version or a more recent version of SQL than the source instance.


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

    The Instances page appears.

  2. In the row for the instance, click the 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 instance list, select the Azure cloud instance to restore the data to.

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

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

  7. Click Submit.