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Azure SQL Database – Billing for managed instance backup storage is now in effect

Published date: 05 November, 2019

Managed instance backup storage billing went into effect on 1 November 2019. Backup storage is free of charge up to sizes equal to the size of the provisioned storage, while the use of any additional storage capacity is charged at a fixed amount depending on region (see pricing details).  


For example, if you provision 1 TB of storage, you have the same amount (1 TB) of backup storage for free while any additional use of backup storage over 1 TB will be charged. 


The monitoring of backup storage costs is supported through Azure Cost Management

  • Azure SQL Database
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