Configuring backup storage redundancy in Azure SQL Managed Instance


Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, because they protect your data from corruption or deletion. In Azure SQL Managed Instance there are two types of automated backups that customers can use for restoring their databases:

Short-term backups used for point-in-time restores (PITR) or geo-restores, keeping backup data for up to 35 days Long-term backups used for configuring longer retentions, keeping backup data for up to 10 years

To protect backup data from planned and unplanned events, including transient hardware failures, network or power outages, and massive natural disasters, backup storage is being