Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, because they help protect your data from corruption or deletion. These backups enable database restore to a point in time within the configured retention period. By default, Azure SQL Database & Azure SQL Managed Instance stores data in geo-redundant storage blobs that are replicated to a paired region. Geo-redundancy helps protect against outages that affect backup storage in the primary region. It also allows you to restore your databases/instance to a different region in the event of a regional outage/disaster.
Read on to learn more about how Azure SQL DB and Azure SQL Managed Instance perform backups, their cadence, and how you can find information on backup history.