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Just wondering if someone can fill me in on how Azure Native database works in terms of database backup and restore. I cannot see a way to have the DBA options to do a backup and restore using a GUI, I am guessing that it no longer exists in the same way you would in a traditional on-prem world due to the elastic nature in native Azure.

If anyone can shed some light on this and what is the alternative on creating a backup or even restoring in the event of a failure?

Thank you

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Backups are managed by the service, providing point-in-time restore from 7-35 days depending on the service level. You don't need to do anything unless you want to opt in to Long Term Backup Retention.

Read Automated backups - Azure SQL Database & Azure SQL Managed Instance

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