A quick post today about moving across database tiers. As you can see below I have a General Purpose Serverless Gen 5 1 vCore database (currently paused). Can I move this back to a DTU based model?
Let’s test this. Within the configure page I select DTUs.
I try a downgrade.
As you can see, it is flexible, you are not stuck moving between tiers. The only route that is not possible is if you have moved to Hyperscale and decide that you want to move back to a different one.
This is worth remembering.
Interesting. Do you know why they prevent leaving Hyperscale?
Hi john, good question. I dont know the “official” answer but I might find out. Im guessing its the very different underlying architecture they use for it. Only way they say is via data movement technologies (Bulk Copy, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, SSIS, etc.) Bacpac export/import from Azure portal… ouch.
Which is the fastest way to move hyperscale data to non hyperscale db in different susbscription ?
Last time I checked few weeks ago you can’t go back from a hyperscale
Maybe something change in this subject, anyone know method to leave hyperscale tiere?
Not yet Ian – but I think MS are looking into this in the future.