Removing an Azure SQL Database using PowerShell..

In this post we will remove some databases located in Azure.

This related to my last post where I am cleaning up some badly named databases and replacing them with standardised database names.

So we have this situation:


We want to get rid of the top two databases AzureWebAppFunctionalTestDB and AzureWebAppQADB.

So we’ll check we’re logged in:

PS > Get-AzureAccount

If not – then just login

PS > Login-AzureRmAccount

It is always a good idea to list the databases on your server:

PS >Get-AzureSqlDatabase -ServerName $servername

And now we’ll simply remove the database:

# Some variables for our resources
$resourcegroupname = “AzureDEMO_RG”
$databasename1 = “QAAzureWebAppDEMO_DB”
$databasename2 = “FTAzureWebAppDEMO_DB”

Remove-AzureSqlDatabase -ServerName $servername -DatabaseName $databasename1

Remove-AzureSqlDatabase -ServerName $servername -DatabaseName $databasename2

You will then be asked if you really want o remove the database:


Answer appropriately and viola – we have removed our Azure SQL Databases via PowerShell




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