As a part of an Azure SQL Database administration series, this post will be a followup from the last one, where I will write about renaming Azure SQL databases, which is kind of a common scenario for those who work as a DevOps/SysOps cloud engineer.
There are currently three ways to rename an Azure SQL databases, as far as I know.
- The first one is using TSQL, that requires SQL Server Management Studio. Run the following query:
ALTER DATABASE [dbname] MODIFY NAME = [newDBname]
- Rename using the SQL Server Management Studio GUI. Just right-click on the database name and click Rename.
- Rename using the Azure CLI, which will be explained in details in the next steps.
- Azure subscription
- Azure SQL database
Rename an Azure SQL database
Step 1. Open Terminal and login to the Azure Portal.
It will open a new window using the default browser where you will be prompted for email and password.
Step 2. Rename the database using the following command:
az sql db rename --name "myfirstazuresqldb" --new-name "new-database-name" --resource-group "azure-sql-db-rg" --server "devcoopsdbserver"
You could even write the command in a bash script that will accept input parameter, for instance:
./rename-az-sql-db.sh --name "new-name-db"
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