General availability: Configurable long-term backup retention for Azure SQL Database
Updated: July 17, 2018
Configurable long-term backup retention for Azure SQL Database is now generally available in all Azure regions and national clouds. It offers a rich set of capabilities:
- Flexible backup policies. You can customize the frequency of long-term backups for each database. Policies cover weekly, monthly, and yearly backups, with specific week-within-a-year backups.
- Management of individual backups. You can delete backups that are not critical for compliance.
- Streamlined configuration. There's no need to provision a separate backup service vault.
For more information, see the blog post.