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Generally available: Fast restore for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server

Published date: September 14, 2022

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server performs automatic snapshot backups and allows you to restore to any point in time within the retention period. The overall time to restore and recover may take several minutes depending on the amount of recovery to perform from the previous backup.


In use cases like testing, development, and data verifications at backup that don’t require the latest data but need to spin up a server quickly, Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now supports the fastest restore feature to address these use cases. This feature lists all the available automatic backups and you can choose a specific backup to restore. This feature then provisions a new server and restores the backup from the snapshot. Since no recovery is involved, this feature provides a fast and predictable restore experience.

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