Add ability to rename SQL Azure database
Would be useful to right-click and rename a SQL Azure database. I tried renaming it in the VS SQL Server Object Explorer, but that broke the portal -- it always hung when trying to navigate to the database.
Thanks for your feedback here. While we won’t be adding support to rename a DB in the portal, you can rename in T-SQL and we will also adding an ARM API.
This is totally unnecessary is copies were fast, but they are pretty slow. Have to resort to using T-SQL seems odd. I understand bigger orgs using Infrastructure as Code this makes sense, but for basic troubleshooting I don't get why it wouldn't be added to the portal. Are you trying to make simple things hard?
Christopher Edwards commented
Everything should be in the portal.
Eric Resnick commented
Anything you can do to the DB in SSMS, you should be able to do in the portal. Particularly something as useful (for testing failover and failback) as renaming a database. Come on, MS.
Works fine from SSMS I do it all the time...
any feedback yet on this?