Ensure that the database auditing policy attached to your Microsoft Azure SQL servers has a sufficient log data retention period, i.e. 90 days or more, configured for reliability and compliance purposes. The retention period represents the number of days to retain audit log data for the databases hosted on Azure SQL servers.
A log data retention period of 90 days or more, should allow you to collect the necessary amount of audit data useful to check for anomalies and potential security breaches, or misuse of information and access to your SQL database.
To determine if your SQL database auditing policy have a sufficient log data retention period, perform the following actions:
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To extend audit log data retention period for your Microsoft Azure SQL database servers, perform the following actions:
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