I am trying to install SDL Web 8.5 in Microsoft Azure, for which I am planning to host all Tridion DB's in Microsoft Azure SQL Database. As far as I know we used to run PowerShell commands to install it on Microsoft SQL Servers like .\Install Content Manager database.ps1 , but how can I run these commands for Azure SQL DB or what actually needs to be done to create Tridion databases in Azure SQL ?

if i create Tridion DB's in Azure, how would Tridion Application (CME) interact them?

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You install the databases the same way you would do with a "regular" SQL Server, only this time the server address is of the Azure SQL, for example: & '.\Install Content Manager database.ps1' -DatabaseServer someAddress.database.windows.net -DatabaseName ...

As far as Tridion (CME) is concerned it will work the exact same way. The same goes for all the storage configurations of the CD roles.

  • Thanks @atila sos for your comments. does it mean i need to run the commands on my my azure virtual Machine, which has Microsoft Sql Server installed ? if this is the case, then Tridion Db's are still in Sql server only but in azure. (Not in standalone Microsoft Azure SQL db) Oct 19, 2018 at 20:20
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    Whether you have an Azure VM with SQL Server installed, or you use Azure SQL (as a service) it makes no difference, you just supply the address of the server and other relevant details to the installation script.
    – Atila Sos
    Oct 20, 2018 at 12:43

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