Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server retirement - Key updates and migration tooling available
Published Feb 12 2024 03:33 PM 1,924 Views
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Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server is scheduled for retirement by September 16, 2024.

 

As part of this retirement, we stopped support for creating new Single Server instances via the Azure portal as of January 16, 2023, and beginning March 19, 2024, we’ll no longer support creating new Single Server instances via the Azure CLI. Should you still need to create Single Server instances to meet your business continuity needs, please raise an Azure support ticket. Note that you’ll still be able to create read replicas and perform restores (PITR and geo-restore) for your existing Single Server instance until the sunset date, September 16, 2024.

 

If you currently have an Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server production server, we're pleased to let you know that you can migrate your Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server instance to the Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server service free of charge by using one of the following migration tooling options.

 

Azure Database for MySQL Import CLI

You can leverage the Azure Database for MySQL Import CLI (General Availability) to migrate your Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server instances to Flexible Server using snapshot backup and restore technology with a single CLI command. Based on user inputs, this functionality will provision your target Flexible Server instance, take a backup of the source server, and then restore it to the target. It copies the following properties and files from the Single Server instance to the Flexible Server instance:

  • Data files
  • Server parameters
  • Compatible firewall rules
  • Server properties such as tier, version, SKU name, storage size, location, geo-redundant backups settings, public access settings, tags, auto grow settings and backup-retention days settings
  • Admin username and password

 

In-place auto-migration

In-place auto-migration (General Availability) from Azure Database for MySQL – Single Server to Flexible Server is an in-place upgrade during a planned maintenance window for select Single Server database workloads. If you have a Single Server workload based on the Basic or General Purpose SKU with <= 20 GiB of used storage and without complex features (CMK, AAD, Read Replica, Private Link) enabled, you can now nominate yourself for auto-migration by submitting your server details using this form.

 

Azure Database Migration Service (DMS)

Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) (General Availability) is a fully managed service designed to enable seamless online and offline migration from Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server to Flexible Server. DMS supports cross-region, cross-version, cross-resource group, and cross-subscription migrations.

 

Conclusion

Take advantage of one of these options to migrate your Single Server instances to Flexible Server at no cost!

 

For more questions on Azure Database for MySQL Single Server retirement, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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