Azure MySQL Import for Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server to Flexible Server migration
Published Jul 10 2023 05:55 AM 2,499 Views

Our flagship offering, Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server, is well-positioned to serve as the best platform for hosting your MySQL workloads, offering maximum control and flexibility to run your MySQL servers. With our Single Server deployment option on path for retirement on 16 September 2024, we're now focusing all energies and feature investments on Flexible Server.


To facilitate seamless migration from Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server to Flexible Server, we’re pleased to announce Public Preview of Azure MySQL Import. With Azure MySQL Import, businesses can now migrate an Azure Database for MySQL single server to an Azure Database for MySQL flexible server by running a single CLI command!


Azure MySQL Import uses snapshot backup and restores technology to offer a simple and fast migration path to restore the source server's physical data files to the target server. Azure MySQL Import currently supports the offline mode of import. Based on user-inputs, it takes up the responsibility of provisioning your target Flexible Server and then taking the backup of the source server and restoring it on the target.

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The key features of Azure MySQL Import include the following: 

  • Supports Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server as data source.
  • Provisions target Flexible Server and consequently triggers import.
  • Supports schema, data and logins import.
  • Fast data backup and restore to target, suitable for bigger workloads.


For more information about using Azure MySQL Import for offline migration of workloads to Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server, see the following documentation:


If you have any feedback or questions about the information provided above, please leave a comment below or email us at Thank you!

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