Azure Files secondary region

WinTechie 171 Reputation points
2023-01-10T15:10:54.073+00:00

Hi,

I have a GP V2 storage account with RA-GRS redundancy, but I do not see secondary endpoint for file service which is available for other services like Blob, queue, table etc.

How do I ensure that my backups stored (Oracle RMAN) in Azure files are asynchronously replicated to other region for disaster recovery scenarios, considering site recovery agent is not supported run on my oracle Linux VM.

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Azure Files
An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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  1. Alan Kinane 16,521 Reputation points Microsoft MVP
    2023-01-10T15:40:36.703+00:00

    Azure Files does not have RA-GRS support currently. So your Azure Files data should still be replicated to a secondary region but it will not be read accessible.

    "In the event of a major disaster such as the permanent loss of an Azure region due to a natural disaster or other similar event, Microsoft will perform a failover and the secondary becomes the primary, serving all operations. Since the replication between the primary and secondary regions are asynchronous, in the event of a major disaster, data not yet replicated to the secondary region will be lost. You can also perform a manual failover of a geo-redundant storage account."

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-files-planning#redundancy

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