How long does the Azure Fluid Relay Service store customer data?

Alpha 0 Reputation points
2024-03-14T17:06:37.3133333+00:00

The Azure Fluid Relay Service documentation talks about data storage, however, there isn't any mention of how long the service stores customer data.

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  1. Nehruji R 1,586 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-03-15T06:34:37.49+00:00

    Hello Alpha,

    Greetings! Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    The Azure Fluid Relay service does not explicitly specify a fixed duration for storing customer data. The service retains data as long as the associated Fluid container exists. When you create a container, it persists until explicitly deleted. If your application requires data storage only during collaborative sessions, consider removing the container after the session concludes. This helps manage storage costs.

    Azure Fluid Relay uses Azure Blob Storage for data persistence, Blob storage provides durability and redundancy. Data is replicated across multiple storage nodes within the chosen region and, in some cases, across regions for disaster recovery readiness.

    As a user, you have control over the lifecycle of the container. You can create, delete, or manage containers based on your application’s needs. If you no longer need specific data, deleting the container ensures it won’t be stored further.

    Azure Fluid Relay stores customer data. By default, customer data is replicated to the paired region. However, the customer can choose to keep it within the same region by selecting the Basic SKU during provisioning. This option is available in select regions where the paired region is outside the boundary of the primary country/region data is stored. For more information, go to Data storage in Azure Fluid Relay.

    refer similar FAQ's - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-fluid-relay/resources/faq#where-does-azure-fluid-relay-store-customer-data.

    Hope this answer helps! Please let us know if you have any further queries. I’m happy to assist you further.

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  2. Amrinder Singh 1,740 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-03-15T09:32:10.8866667+00:00

    Hi @Alpha - Thanks for reaching out.Once the data is present in Azure Storage, storage will not delete it automatically by itself. Unless, the service make any call to delete the data OR there is some kind of LCM configuration done on storage, in order to delete it out post some retention period or something, storage won't delete it out from our side.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-fluid-relay/concepts/data-storage

    Please let me know for any further queries and will be glad to assist.

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