Hello Nash, Ebon
Azure File Share backups use incremental backups, which means that only the changes made since the last backup are backed up. This helps reduce the amount of storage space required for backups and can improve backup performance. However, as you mentioned, relying on a single baseline snapshot for 7 years can increase the risk of data corruption or loss.
To address this concern, you can create periodic full backups of your Azure File Share. This can be done by creating a new backup policy that includes a full backup schedule. You can configure the full backup schedule to run at regular intervals, such as once a month or once a year, depending on your specific backup requirements.
To create a new backup policy with a full backup schedule, follow these steps:
Open the Azure portal and navigate to your Recovery Services vault.
Click on Backup policies and then click on Add.
Enter a name for the new backup policy and select Azure Files as the backup type.
Under the Backup frequency section, select the Full backup option and configure the schedule as desired.
Configure the retention settings for the backup policy. This will determine how long the backups are retained.
Click on Create to create the new backup policy.
By creating periodic full backups, you can help ensure that your data is recoverable in the event of a disaster or data loss. It's important to regularly test your backups to ensure that they are working correctly and that you can recover your data when needed.
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