SQL Azure Data Sync Agent Preview

This download is for the on-premises Data Sync Agent that works in conjunction with the SQL Azure Data Sync service. It enables on-premises SQL Server data to be synchronized with SQL Azure databases.
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      SQL Azure Data Sync is a Microsoft® Windows Azure™ web service that provides data synchronization capabilities for SQL Azure databases. SQL Azure Data Sync allows data to be synchronized between on-premises SQL Server databases and SQL Azure databases; in addition, it can also keep multiple SQL Azure databases in sync.

      The Data Sync Agent is installed on a local server and runs as a Windows service. It can be installed on a database server or on any server that can communicate with the SQL Server databases. The SQL Server databases to be synchronized are registered with the Agent; it then securely transfers data changes between the SQL Server databases and the SQL Azure Data Sync service.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Vista

      • x86 or x64 computer
      • Windows Server 2008 or higher, Windows Vista or higher
      • On-premise Database of SQL Server 2005 SP2 or higher
        • Note: SQL Azure Data Sync works best with SQL Server 2008 R2 and later including SQL Server 2012 as support for SQL Azure was added to the SQL Server Management Studio since SQL Server 2008 R2. If you do not have SQL Server 2012 you can download a free trial from SQL Server 2012 Trial.
          • The local agent enables synchronizing instances of on-premises SQL Servers. The local agent can be installed on any machine that meets the hardware and OS requirements whether or not it has an instance of SQL Server installed.
      • SQL Server 2012 CLR Types - x86 version for US-EN (1033) locale
      • SQL Server 2012 Shared Management Objects - x86 version for US-EN (1033) locale
      • .Net 4.5 Framework
        • Download for .Net 4.5 Framework can be found here.

    • This is an upgrade of the Preview version of the SQL Azure Data Sync Agent. If you have previously installed the Preview version of the Data Sync Agent, follow the "How to Upgrade" steps below. Otherwise, follow the New Installation instructions.

      1. Click Download.
      2. When asked whether to Save or Run select Run.
      3. Complete the installation steps detailed here.

      All prior verions of the Data Sync Agent will have to be upgraded:

      1. Follow the upgrade steps detailed here
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