Step 5. Specify Policy Scheduling Options

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    You can instruct Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to start the backup policy automatically according to a specific backup schedule. The backup schedule defines how often data of the Azure SQL databases added to the backup policy will be backed up.

    To help you implement a comprehensive backup strategy, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to create schedules of the following types:

    • Daily — the backup policy will create restore points repeatedly throughout a day on specific days.
    • Weekly — the backup policy will create restore points once a day on specific days.
    • Monthly — the backup policy will create restore points once a month on a specific day.
    • Yearly — the backup policy will create restore points once a year on a specific day.

    Combining multiple schedule types together allows you to retain restore points for longer periods of time — for more information, see Enabling Harmonized Scheduling. Combining multiple schedule types together also allows you to archive backups — for more information, see Enabling Backup Archiving.