Long-term Backup Retention (LTR) in Azure SQL Managed Instance used in Production

DianaSM 21 Reputation points
2022-02-08T17:45:53.783+00:00

Based on https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/updates/longterm-backup-retention-ltr-for-azure-sql-managed-instance-in-public-preview/ with published date of March 17, 2021, the long-term backup retention (LTR) for Azure SQL Managed Instance is still in public preview. Is there an update on how soon it will be moved to the general available (GA) status?

We have tested LTR in our DEV environment and then used it in one of our Production SQL MIs wherein we have deleted some databases that are no longer in use but we are retaining its backups for 6 months. With the feature still in public preview, is there a possibility that our backups will lose if changes to this feature occur before the general release?

Azure SQL Database
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. Oury Ba-MSFT 16,076 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-02-08T21:45:06.89+00:00

    Hi @DianaSM Thank you for posting your Question on Microsoft Q&A and for using Azure services.

    Long term back up retention in Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure SQL are already in General availability since December 2021.

    Long term back up retention for Azure SQL and Azure Managed Instance

    With the feature still in public preview, is there a possibility that our backups will lose if changes to this feature occur before the general release

    I think you should be fine for your Azure DB backups.

    Let me know if you have anu further queries

    Regards,
    Oury

    0 comments No comments

1 additional answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. DianaSM 21 Reputation points
    2022-02-09T01:54:35.477+00:00

    Thank you very much, @Oury Ba-MSFT for this helpful information!

    0 comments No comments