While it is possible to use SQL Azure Data Sync to backup and restore your data it is not recommended. 

SQL Azure Data Sync
  • Does not version synchronizations. Therefore, you cannot backup and restore to a specific point in time. 
  • Does not backup other SQL objects, like stored procedures.
  • Does not "restore" quickly.
We recommend Database Copy for SQL Azure databases (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff951631.aspx) and well established procedures for SQL Server databases.
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