How to cancel Azure SQL Database Import or Export operation

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This article help you cancel ongoing import or export operation on Azure SQL Database. 


Step by Step guidance: 

  1. Open new PowerShell window, you may use cloud shell on Azure portal as well by clicking the cloud shell button
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  3. Copy and paste the following PowerShell code and execute it - it will create a function for the current PowerShell session
  4. function Cancel-AzSQLImportExportOperation { param ( [parameter(Mandatory=$true)][string]$ResourceGroupName ,[parameter(Mandatory=$true)][string]$ServerName ,[parameter(Mandatory=$true)][string]$DatabaseName ) $Operation = Get-AzSqlDatabaseActivity -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName -ServerName $ServerName -DatabaseName $DatabaseName | Where-Object {($_.Operation -eq "ExportDatabase" -or $_.Operation -eq "ImportDatabase") -and $_.State -eq "InProgress"} if(-not [string]::IsNullOrEmpty($Operation)) { do { Write-Host -ForegroundColor Cyan ("Operation " + $Operation.Operation + " with OperationID: " + $Operation.OperationId + " is now " + $Operation.State) $UserInput = Read-Host -Prompt "Should I cancel this operation? (Y/N)" } while($UserInput -ne "Y" -and $UserInput -ne "N") if($UserInput -eq "Y") { "Canceling operation" Stop-AzSqlDatabaseActivity -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName -ServerName $ServerName -DatabaseName $DatabaseName -OperationId $Operation.OperationId } else {"Exiting without cenceling the operation"} } else { "No import or export operation is now running" } }
  5. use the function Cancel-AzSQLImportExportOperation​to cancel an Import or Export operation
  6. you need to provide the Resource Group name, Server name and Database name where the operation is currently running. 


I hope you find it useful. 

Thank you Roshna Nazir for pointing out this functionality.

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