Creation time for Azure SQL Managed Instances
The first deployment in a resource group takes between 6-12 hours. (This raises concerns around disaster recovery plans in regards to any scenario that we need to restore a backup in a new resource group. 12 hours + Restore time is not feasible).
Is the creation time going to be improved in the near future? This is causing is great concern for moving to MI.
Matt Mellifont commented
Hi Ken, I agree the build times are frustrating, but I believe the best way to provide a solid DR plan is to deploy a 2nd instance in another region close to you and configure it as a readable replica in a failover group. I know this is annoying as it essentially doubles the cost for GP instances, but overall it provides quite a nice solution for those instances that the business has an SLA of less then 6 hours etc.
All the best,