Applies to: SQL Server on Windows
You can use the Commvault SQL database application migration feature to move your database to the cloud.
After you prepare the cloud VM and move your data to a new instance, your original server will remain as it is. It is up to you to decide what you want to do with the original server. For example, you might want to remove or deconfigure the original server.
When to Migrate a SQL Database
Use the database application migration feature in the following scenarios:
When you move or retire your data center
When you want to create a test or a demonstration system for the production system
When you want to store your database in the cloud
The Commvault software automates the following processes:
Capturing the application server physical configuration
Protecting the application data
Provisioning the cloud instance and storage
Restoring the data
Validating the restore
The following components are required for SQL database application migration:
An Amazon EC2 account that has an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and an EC2 instance. These are the destinations for the application and data.
The SQL agent, which is the access point for your SQL database that is the migration source.
The VSA agent for Amazon, which is the access point for the Amazon EC2 instance.