What will happen to on-demand backup if I Stop backup and choose "Delete the backup data" option

sajjad ali 76 Reputation points


My question is that I would like to keep the backup of the VM after deleting for 1 year.

I have taken on demand backup and select the date of next year for retention, now I want to stop the Backup and choose the "Delete backup data", will this keep my on demand backup for 1 year or will it delete within 14 days?

your answer is very much appreciated.

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  1. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 27,611 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @sajjad ali Thank you for your post!

    The option "Delete backup data" will delete the backed up data from the vault if soft delete is not enabled. If soft delete is enabled and you proceed with "Delete backup data" it will delete the data after 14 days. More details are covered here - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/soft-delete-virtual-machines#soft-delete-for-vms-using-azure-portal

    Now that your requirement is to stop VM backup and retain data for 1 year, you can stop protection for the VM in question and retain data as long as you want it to be in Azure. Here is the guidance for - Stop protection and retain backup data

    Hope this clarifies!


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