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Ensure Azure Backup Retention Periods via Azure Policy

Sabrin Alsahsah keeps backups around:

In this blog article, we will cover how to prevent and deny the automated backup retention days for Azure SQL database to be lower than X number of days.

We have received some service requests from customers that would like to ensure that they have for example 14 days as a retention period for their automated backup and would like to do this using a custom policy since they have multiple databases.

You can follow the steps below to create a custom policy and ensure this:

Click through for that process.