Azure CLI samples for Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance
APPLIES TO: Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance
You can configure Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance by using the Azure CLI.
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The following table includes links to Azure CLI script examples to manage single and pooled databases in Azure SQL Database.
|Create databases in Azure SQL Database|
|Create a single database and configure a firewall rule||Creates an SQL Database and configures a server-level firewall rule.|
|Create elastic pools and move pooled databases||Creates elastic pools, moves pooled databases, and changes compute sizes.|
|Scale databases in Azure SQL Database|
|Scale a single database||Scales a database in SQL Database to a different compute size after querying the size information for the database.|
|Scale an elastic pool||Scales a SQL elastic pool to a different compute size.|
|Configure geo-replication and failover|
|Add a single database to a failover group||Creates a database and a failover group, adds the database to the failover group, then tests failover to the secondary server.|
|Configure a failover group for an elastic pool||Creates a database, adds it to an elastic pool, adds the elastic pool to the failover group, then tests failover to the secondary server.|
|Configure and fail over a single database by using active geo-replication||Configures active geo-replication for a database in Azure SQL Database and fails it over to the secondary replica.|
|Configure and fail over a pooled database by using active geo-replication||Configures active geo-replication for a database in an elastic pool, then fails it over to the secondary replica.|
|Auditing and threat detection|
|Configure auditing and threat-detection||Configures auditing and threat detection policies for a database in Azure SQL Database.|
|Back up, restore, copy, and import a database|
|Back up a database||Backs up a database in SQL Database to an Azure storage backup.|
|Restore a database||Restores a database in SQL Database from a geo-redundant backup and restores a deleted database to the latest backup.|
|Copy a database to a new server||Creates a copy of an existing database in SQL Database in a new server.|
|Import a database from a BACPAC file||Imports a database to SQL Database from a BACPAC file.|
Learn more about the single-database Azure CLI API.