How to resume Azure serverless SQL Server from pause

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I created a serverless sql on azure and didn’t use it for few weeks. Now when I go back to it, I found it’s in Pause status.

But searching the azure dashboard, I can’t find any way to resume it. When I google this topic, all result are talking about how to resume Dedicated SQL pool which appears to be a different thing.

How to bring it back online?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Once the Azure Database is in pause status, it resumes automatically in the following conditions:

  • Database connection
  • database export or copy
  • Viewing auditing records
  • Viewing or applying performance recommendation
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Modifying or viewing data masking rules
  • View state for transparent data encryption
  • Modification for serverless configuration such as max vCores, min vCores, or auto-pause delay

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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