Error establishing database connection << Migrating from ClearDB to Azure MySQL

Following this superb article from Jason Anderson on migrating from a ClearDB database instance to an Azure MySQL database instance:

…It became apparent that a couple of additional steps were required when I was presented with the dreaded “ERROR ESTABLISHING DATABASE CONNECTION” on the web app front page.

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waagent’s help for managing disks on an Azure Linux node

In this post, we talk about using blkidĀ to ensure the correct disks are mounted to the correct directories, and creating udev rules to consistently name disks if no filesystem is in play.

For Linux nodes running in Azure, the waagent (Windows Azure — now Microsoft Azure — agent) is responsible for provisioning and interactions with the Azure fabric controller.

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