Install and configure SQL AlwaysON AG with Listener on Azure

AlwaysOn Configuration - Initial Creation - Skip


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Right click the Availability group previously created. Click on Add Database
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Select the database you restored. Click Next
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Select Skip initial data synchronisation and click Next
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Here you can export the script. If you want multiple Availability groups, it might just be quicker to script the process. Click Next

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Once that has completed. Click Close.

Now we need to restore the database manually on each secondary node
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Right click Databases > Restore Database
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Click Device and the browse button.
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Click Add
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Add the UNC path for the filename. Click OK
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Click OK
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Click on Options and make sure RESTORE WITH NORECOVERY has been selected as the Recovery State
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Click on OK to restore. Click on OK to complete.
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Now we need to join the database to the Availability group, Right click the Availability Group and select Join to Availability Group
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Click OK. This screen will automatically close when done.
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All databases added and synchronised.

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