Niko Neugebauer clears up what options you have for high availability in SQL MI’s General Purpose tier:
The two main requirements around high availability are commonly known as RTO and RPO.
RTO – stands for Recovery Time Objective and is the maximum allowable downtime when a failure occurs. In other words, how much time it takes for your databases to be up and running.
RPO – stands for Recovery Point Objective and is the maximum allowable data-loss when a failure occurs. Of course, the ideal scenario is not to lose any data, but a more realistic (and also ideal) scenario is to not lose any committed data, also known as Zero Committed Data Loss.
With those definitions out of the way, read on to learn more.