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How can I restart my SQL Azure Server ?

Is this possible ?

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closed as not a real question by rnxrx, Scott Pack, MDMarra, voretaq7 Nov 10 '12 at 21:48

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My first interaction with the sql genius MrDenny and he is telling me I'm dumb... #sadface – Robotsushi Aug 23 '12 at 17:32
Maybe you should mention what the problem is, or why you want to restart it... there are other ways to skin a cat. – HopelessN00b Aug 23 '12 at 23:45
Well I can't connect entity framework to a SQL Azure instance. I believe that the issue is VS11 beta. There is a bug report about the exact issue I'm having. I am in the process of uninstalling vs11 beta and .net 4.5. I have high hopes. – Robotsushi Aug 24 '12 at 16:43
@mrdenny is calling you no such thing. Windows Azure SQL Database is a shared resource, multi-tenant database service. You are provided with a connection string and full access to the database(s) that you provision, along with server- and database-level firewall settings, and the service takes care of everything else. Hence... no reason you'd need to restart the server (which equates to multiple physical servers: You don't have physical access to the servers directly. – David Makogon Aug 27 '12 at 18:25
The issue was installation of vs2012 side by side with vs2010 on win7. My unit tests were failing because of a communication issue caused by this setup. It really had nothing to do with SQL Azure – Robotsushi Nov 2 '12 at 17:15

This isn't possible. There is no reason that you'd need to restart the SQL Azure instance.

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Unless attempts to execute queries do not respond and do not time out. I'm sitting with a db that backs a website, attempts to update tables in the db with SSMS and with the web-based portal are spinning and spinning and not accomplishing anything. with on-prem I'd boot the sql instance and, failing that, re-boot the server and go about my day. Long-time azure user and this is a first. – justSteve Jul 24 '14 at 20:44
And to follow up with resolution - closing down SSMS released enough /whatevers\ resources to return to operational state. SELECT statements worked fine - UPDATE statements locked the session when executed via CLI, while website-based UPDATE statements executed correctly. – justSteve Jul 25 '14 at 3:28

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