LTR (Long Term Retention) backup for Managed Instance is being worked on and should be expected in a preview in calendar year 2020. Updates will follow when the feature becomes available.
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We are using long term backup on Azure SQL Database and it's fine and cover our needs. If you can implement in same way long term backup on MI it will be fine.
Long term backup are usually to cover legal requirement. That means that time to restore is less important but surprising that PITR is faster than restore a backup without recover.
As backup are not accessible outside the MI the encryption is not the priority for us.
Exclude disk functionality for Write accelerator(WA) enabled disks is available now. No action is required from the user. During VM backup, Azure backup service automatically excludes the WA enabled disk and backs up the rest of the disks in a VM.Anonymous supported this idea ·