Azure Cloud Storage Accounts Automatically Backed Up?

Harris, Allen 65 Reputation points
2024-06-07T15:03:56.9166667+00:00

Hey Community,

I'm fairly new to Azure Portal. My company has a couple of Azure Cloud Storage accounts and I'm trying to figure out if the data in those accounts is automatically backed up like it is for app services like websites and SQL Server.

And if it is...where the heck can I find the backups in Azure Portal? I don't see anything about backups in the Storage Account page.

Thanks,

-- Allen

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  1. akinbade abiola 4,670 Reputation points
    2024-06-07T15:29:03.4133333+00:00

    Hello Harris, Allen,

    Thanks for your question.

    Azure Storage accounts do not come with automatic backups

    If you do want to backup your storage account you can leverage Azure Backup. See:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/blob-backup-configure-manage?source=recommendations&tabs=operational-backup

    For high availability you can also check:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-redundancy

    Regards,

    You can mark it 'Accept Answer' if this helped.

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  1. TP 81,401 Reputation points
    2024-06-07T15:35:08.17+00:00

    Hi Allen,

    No, there is no automatic backup of Azure storage accounts. There are redundancy options to help make it more tolerant to hardware failures, natural disasters, etc., but that is different than backup.

    For backing up blob storage you can use Azure Backup. Below article walks through setting it up:

    Configure and manage backup for Azure Blobs using Azure Backup

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/blob-backup-configure-manage

    You can back up Azure Files to Recovery Services Vault. Article below has details:

    Back up Azure File shares

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-files

    Currently there is no built-in method for backing up table and queue storage, so if you need that you would need to use script or other solution.

    For more information about related options such as soft delete, versioning, immutability, please see below article:

    Best practices for Azure Storage data protection, backup, and recovery

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/azure/azure-storage/blobs/recovery/data-protection-backup-recovery

    If you have specific backup scenario you are thinking about and are unsure, add a comment below with details.

    Please click Accept Answer and upvote if the above was helpful.

    Thanks.

    -TP

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