15 Feb 2013
Azure SQL Reporting Services outage: 5 days and counting
Windows Azure SQL Reporting is a cloud-based reporting service for the Windows Azure Platform built on SQL Server Reporting Services technologies. SQL Reporting provides many benefits, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, reduced management overhead, and secure access for viewing and managing reports.
On February 11, at 7:26 AM UTC, the SQL Reporting Services suffer an outage in the East US sub-region. According the Windows Azure Service Dashboard, customer data are not affected but restoration steps will be a long running procedure.
On February 12, at 4:00 PM UTC, Microsoft engineer said:
This region is now open to existing customer deployments. We are currently 25% through the restoration process for existing customers that were previously impacted.
And the service at this region was open to all existing and new customer deployments at 5:00 PM UTC
On February 13, at 7:45 PM UTC, the Windows Azure Service Dashboard indicate:
We are currently 45% through the restoration process for existing customers that were previously impacted.
The full recovery was planned on 2/15/2013 at 2:00 AM UTC but extended to 2/15/2013 at 10:00 PM UTC 30 minutes later.
EDIT: the Windows Azure Service Dashboard indicate:
16-Feb-13 · 10:40 AM UTC
Restoration for all impacted customers is complete. Azure SQL Reporting Services is now available and fully operational.
Critical Data Lost
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