How do I permanently delete Azure Arc databases? The resource of Azure Arc databases keep reverting back to live.

Youngjin Jo 0 Reputation points

We have on-prem SQL server and Azure Arc is enabled then around 50 databases were connected. Then, this is getting too much charges so I tried to delete them then it kept reverting back.

I navigated through and noticed from Resources --> activity log. Found the following:

SqlServerDatabases_Update - it is initiated by "Azure Arc Data Processing Services". How do I delete this initiator?

Is it happening from the server that initiates the update? or is it within the Azure?

I also deleted Azure Arc - SQL server from Resource group, but that keeps reverting back too.

Please help.

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  1. Vlad Costa 860 Reputation points

    Hi @Youngjin Jo

    This could be due to the Azure Arc Data Controller continuously syncing with your on-premises SQL Server.

    Here are a few steps you can take:

    1. Disable Auto Sync: Navigate to the Azure Arc Data Controller and disable the auto-sync feature. This will stop the controller from automatically syncing with your on-premises SQL Server and recreating the databases.
    2. Delete the Databases: After disabling auto-sync, try deleting the databases again. Check the box that says “Delete permanently” to ensure the databases are not just being de-provisioned but are being deleted.
    3. Check the Initiator: The SqlServerDatabases_Update The operation initiated by “Azure Arc Data Processing Services” is likely the recreating the databases. If disabling auto-sync doesn’t stop this, you may need to investigate further into this service.
    4. Delete the SQL Server Resource: If all else fails, you might need to delete the SQL Server resource from the Azure Arc—SQL Server in the Resource group. However, this is a more drastic step and should only be taken if absolutely necessary.

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