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Working with databases
The databases on your Umbraco Cloud environments are specific to their environment. This means that no matter what you have configured in the
connectionstring in your
appSettings.json file, we overwrite the connectionstring to use the SQL Azure Server we provide.
When working with Umbraco Cloud, the way you work with databases might differ from what you're used to. One important aspect of Umbraco Cloud is that you always work isolated to avoid interfering with colleagues or a running website. This includes the database as well.
In this article you can read more about working with the Cloud Database.
This article will tell you all you need to know to work locally with your Cloud Database.
Here you can learn more about taking backups of your Cloud Database.