Ability to restore data from a snapshot
We have a transient workload that only needs to run once every week at most. However, the DB state needs to be saved at the end of each run. Since the workload only runs occasionally, it costs quite a lot to keep the server running in the meanwhile, even at the minimum size for the tier.
While it is possible to pg_dump/restore the data, this is very slow compared to restoring from a snapshot, which would be nearly instantaneous. Currently, deleting a server also removes the ability to access backups for the server.
If one could optionally save a snapshot of a server during deletion and use that snapshot when launching a new server, our analytics workload (and possibly many kinds of analytics workloads in general) would be a lot faster and cheaper using Azure PostgreSQL.
AWS RDS has this restore from snapshot feature so why can't Azure has this feature as well.
Please add this.