Default backup retention period for DTU-based Azure SQL databases is changing soon
Published date: 14 June, 2019
To facilitate smooth conversion from DTU-based to vCore-based databases and elastic pools, the default backup retention period for point-in-time restore of the DTU-based Azure SQL Databases is changing from 35 days to 7 days. As of 1 July, this change will align the default retention periods of the DTU-based and vCore-based databases. The change will affect databases created after 1 July. The existing databases will remain unchanged. Customers can set a different retention period using Azure Portal, PowerShell or REST API.