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Use valid SQL failover group names#

Operational Excellence · SQL Database · Rule · 2020_12 · Awareness

Azure SQL failover group names should meet naming requirements.


When naming Azure resources, resource names must meet service requirements. The requirements for SQL failover group names are:

  • Between 1 and 63 characters long.
  • Lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens.
  • Can't start or end with a hyphen.
  • SQL failover group names must be globally unique.


Consider using names that meet Azure SQL failover group naming requirements. Additionally consider naming resources with a standard naming convention.


This rule does not check if Azure SQL failover group names are unique.