Get Help with SQL Data Sync (Preview)
Updated: May 14, 2013
SQL Data Sync (Preview) is a Windows Azure service that enables you to easily synchronize geographically disbursed SQL Server databases and SQL Database instances. The topics in this section provide answers to questions and help with issues you might run into.
The Windows Azure SQL Data Sync plug-in on the Windows Azure Silverlight portal has been decommissioned. Going forward, use the Windows Azure Management portal, for Windows Azure SQL Data Sync.
You access SQL Data Sync (Preview) via the SYNC tab under SQL Database at the Windows Azure Management portal. The SYNC tab is only available when you have one or more sync groups. See the topic How To: Create a Sync Group (SDS) for guidance on creating and modifying a sync group from this portal.
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In This Section
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A list of links to various resources supported by the SQL Data Sync (Preview) community.
Frequently asked questions about SQL Data Sync (Preview).
Help with fixing common SQL Data Sync (Preview) issues you might encounter.
SQL Data Sync (Preview) issues that we know about and their workarounds.
Series of videos that introduce you to SQL Data Sync (Preview) and demonstrate how to use it for main scenarios.
SQL Data Sync (Preview) is a feature of SQL Database. From the Windows Azure Management portal you can perform all tasks necessary to create, deploy, and modify a sync group.
Before you start
Before you begin to design and implement your synchronizations, you should be familiar with these topics.
How to create a sync group
There are six steps to creating a sync group from the Windows Azure Management portal. Details on each step can be found by following these links.
How to modify a sync group
You can modify a sync group’s schema by adding/removing tables or columns in the sync group; or by altering a column’s width or data type. Details can be found by following the links.
ConceptsSQL Data Sync (Preview)
SQL Data Sync (Preview) Community Resources
SQL Database Data Types supported by SQL Data Sync (Preview)
Conflict Resolution when Synchronizing
Known SQL Data Sync (Preview) Issues
SQL Data Sync (Preview)Troubleshooting Guide
Glossary of SQL Data Sync Terms
Other ResourcesWindows Azure Management Portal
SQL Azure Data Sync [Channel 9 videos]
SQL Data Sync Forum