When using the RM tool to deploy dacpacs as explained in “Deploy dacpac with MSDeploy in VS Release Management”, below error might occur.
Info: Adding MSDeploy.dbDacFx (MSDeploy.dbDacFx).
Info: Adding database (server=tcp:mydb.database.windows.net,1433;database=DeployTest;user id=
Info: Initializing deployment: Pending.
Info: Analyzing deployment plan: Pending.
Info: Updating database: Pending.
Info: Creating deployment plan: Pending.
Info: Verifying deployment plan: Pending.
Info: Deploying package to database: Pending.
Info: Creating deployment plan: Running.
Info: Initializing deployment: Running.
Info: Initializing deployment (Start)
Info: Initializing deployment: Faulted.
Info: Initializing deployment (Failed)
Info: Creating deployment plan: Faulted.
Info: Verifying deployment plan: Faulted.
Info: Deploying package to database: Faulted.
Error Code: ERROR_EXECUTING_METHOD
More Information: Could not deploy package.
Unable to connect to target server.
Learn more at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=221672#ERROR_EXECUTING_METHOD.
Error: Could not deploy package.
Error: Unable to connect to target server.
This is without much information and a generic error, might require tearing your hair out a lot, trying to resolve.
How to resolve
This could be easily a firewall blocking access to your SQL server, or firewall not allowed IP for your Azure database server. Fix could be easy as adding the required firewall exceptions.
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