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Assume that you disable "Allow Blob Public Access" on a storage account. In this situation, when you enable a managed or automated backup in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or 2017, you receive the following error message:

"SQL Server Managed Backup to Microsoft Azure cannot configure the database 'DatabaseName' because a container URL was either not provided or invalid. It is also possible that your SAS credential is invalid."


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


This problem is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:


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