How to Create SQL Server on Google Cloud Platform.

SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications—which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network.


  • Login to google cloud platform portal.
  • Click on SQL.


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  • Click on Create Instance.


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  • Select SQL Server.
  • Then click on choose SQL server.


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  • Provide the Instance ID & Password.
  • Select Database version for instance.
  • Select Region & Zone.


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  • Click on Show Configuration Options.


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  • Click on Machine type.


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  • Select Machine type :Shared core, Lightweight, Standard (Most common) or High memory.


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  • Select Storage type & Capacity.


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  • Select Public or Private network for instance.
  • If needs to Add network click on Add network.


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  • Provide New Network name & Network IP.
  • Click on Done.




  • SQL server user authentication is available by default..You can also join an Active Directory domain for this instance.




  • Set the Backup.




  • At Maintenance, Select Preferred window & order of updates.




  • Click on Add Flag.




  • Provide the New database flag name.
  • Click on done.
  • Select Default collation.




  • Click on Add Label.




  • Provide Key name & value for SQL Server.
  • Click on done.
  • Then click on Create instance.




  • After sometime database is ready then go to SQL Server instance page.
  • SQL Server instance is there with the name we provide.




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