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(Arshad Ali) As DBAs, we have the responsibility to backup databases on a regular basis, but we also have to ensure that backups are stored securely and safely, so databases can be restored when needed. With the current method it is sometimes difficult to control that these backup files are readily accessible when needed. I heard that SQL Server 2012 now supports backups directly to Windows Azure Blob Storage and restores can also be done directly from Windows Azure Blob Storage. Can you tell me more about this new feature and advantages of using it over traditional backup options?

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