SQL Data Sync

Azure SQL Data Sync (Preview) is a service that enables you to synchronize the data you select across multiple SQL Server and SQL Database instances. To synchronize your data you create sync groups which define the databases, tables and columns to synchronize as well as the synchronization schedule. Each sync group must have at least one SQL Database instance which serves as the sync group hub in a hub-and-spoke topology.

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  1. Include a view to display number of source changes(inserted ,updated and deleted)which help user to run on demand Sync

    Include a view to display number of changes(inserted ,updated and deleted) occurred in source which help us to run on demand Sync

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    • Get Notification when Data Sync fails

      Need to be able to get a notification if the sync fails. I cannot be checking in portal to find failures.
      Not having this ability would be a show stopper for me.
      Is there some sort of query I can use to monitor failures?

      7 votes
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      • Allow filtering (where clause to defined) for synced data

        I want to pull data from a table, however I don't need all the data. I only need the data which meets certain criteria and can be easily filtered with a where clause in a sql query.
        Allow to filter on column values.

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        • Improve Log Readability on Error

          If a sync agent or sync group fails, the error is long an very difficult to read in the blade. You should be able to click on the error and it expand to another balde

          3 votes
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          • ability to rename schema and table names

            if we need to sync 10 databases to single database and have some common tablenames, we can't use data sync. Can It provide an option to rename schema as well as table in destination so that we have same data from different databases without worrying for the names.

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            • Set filter option before refresh schema

              Include the possibility to use a filter before refresh schema is clicked. This will solve the issue with using databases with more than 500 tables if you only need a couple.

              8 votes
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              • Option to enter proxy address and credentials in the application

                For enterprise customers, add a field for the proxy address and credentials ti use when connecting to internet.

                3 votes
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                • Make it possible for VS Schema Compare to ignore tables, triggers, etc added by data sync

                  We use Schema Compare to detect/make changes to our databases. Data Sync adds a bunch of Tables, Procedures, Triggers, etc. and it makes it hard to use the schema compare tool. Just unchecking all the checkboxes so Schema Compare knows to ignore the Data Sync stuff is a pain and then we still have to wade through a ton of items every time we do a schema compare.

                  2 votes
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                  • Allow multiple logins to same server/database

                    Allow adding same server and same database with different logins. Currently if I try to add another connection to the same database on the same server, the action is aborted.

                    4 votes
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                    • Have EventHub as a target for data sync

                      If Data Sync could send data to event hub reliably from SQLDB or SQL on premise one could then build your own processing, whether it be to DW, DB, stream insight, aggregate etc.

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                      • Allow IaaS to PaaS

                        Allow Data to Sync from a VM running SQL to an Azure SQL PaaS model, provided the Database passes the compatibility test.

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                        • Where can one find SQL Data Sync options in the new portal?

                          Windows Azure is announcing that SQL Database will no longer be available on the new portal. What will happen to Sync Preview feature. We use it to deliver a very useful business system for our clients. Hope we can see this option in the new portal to help us deliver more

                          49 votes
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                          • Sync on specific date

                            I need the ability to sync two databases on a specific date e.g midnight on 5th of each month. Currently the frequency can only be set monthly.

                            5 votes
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                            • trustServerCertificate

                              Allow the connection parameter trustServerCertificate=true to be set. This would allow SSL connections to be used even if the certificate is not perfect. Better than being forced to using an non encrypted connection.

                              12 votes
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                              • Enable PaaS-to-PaaS Transactional Replication

                                When can we expect to be able to replicate from PaaS to PaaS? Sync agent is the only way to do this right now, and as everyone knows this is not the ideal solution (still in preview? support will never assist with issues...). Otherwise, we're being asked to pay high costs for the PREMIUM tier just to get active/readable replication. Or, go with an IaaS solution. Really hoping something is in the works here...

                                10 votes
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                                • where is SQL Data Sync options in the new portal?

                                  Why is there no option to do SQL Data Sync in the Azure Portal? It makes it seem like one of the ideas that may not get out of preview !

                                  16 votes
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                                  • SYNC Preview - sync rules not loading

                                    Hello,

                                    I'm using SYNC Preview to sync 2 SQL db servers located in different countries. I have a bug to report - the tab "Sync Rules" is not loading when clicked. I have experienced this issue since 10-24-2015 and am not able to successfully SYNC due to this bug. I may have to use a different cloud service to host our company's SQL databases if this bug persists as this bug makes it impossible for me to successfully sync our databases. Any info. regarding workarounds or solutions would be appreciated.

                                    Thank you,
                                    Andrew Tomp

                                    4 votes
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                                    • What happened to Sync Preview for SQL Databases in the new portal?

                                      I can no longer figure out how to access the Sync for SQL Azure Databases. This needs to be put into the new portal so it can be found without going back to the old one.

                                      22 votes
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                                      • Sync data from Views to Tables

                                        Allow the data source to be a view instead of a table. Allows me to transform the data a bit before it's put up into azure.

                                        (Actually wonder if this it would work if I set the sync up with tables then switch them for views).

                                        4 votes
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                                          Interesting trial! Sync data from views will be quite complex and not always achievable. Could you comment on what kinds of transformation you need against the base table before syncing, and why you cannot sync the base table then do the transformation in cloud? – Linda Wang

                                        • Add a "Validate" or "Repair" function in the Sync Agent

                                          Currently if the "instead of" triggers are (for whatever reason) removed from a table, changes are no longer tracked. In this scenario no logs are raised anywhere and the sync continues to show a healthy state, even though changes are no longer being sync'd from the client back to the Hub.
                                          When a DBA or application modifies the schema of the table it is possible that the result might be a table with similar structure but now without the triggers.
                                          We need a quick way to check for these kind of discrepancies and fix them when detected.

                                          6 votes
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