Undelete Blob

The Undelete Blob operation restores the contents and metadata of a soft-deleted blob, and any associated soft-deleted snapshots.

Undelete Blob is supported only on version 2017-07-29 or later.


You can construct the Undelete Blob request as follows. HTTPS is recommended. Replace myaccount with the name of your storage account.

PUT method request URI HTTP version
https://myaccount.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer/myblob?comp=undelete HTTP/1.1

Emulated storage service URI

When you make a request against the emulated storage service, specify the emulator hostname and Azure Blob Storage port as, followed by the emulated storage account name.

PUT method request URI HTTP version devstoreaccount1/mycontainer/myblob?comp=undelete HTTP/1.1

For more information, see Use Azurite emulator for local Azure Storage development.

URI parameters

You can specify the following additional parameter on the request URI.

Parameter Description
timeout Optional. The timeout parameter is expressed in seconds. For more information, see Setting timeouts for Blob Storage operations.

Request headers (all blob types)

The following table describes required and optional request headers for all blob types.

Request header Description
Authorization Required. Specifies the authorization scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.
Date or x-ms-date Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.
x-ms-version Required for all authorized requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage services.
x-ms-undelete-source Optional. Version 2020-08-04 and later. Only for accounts enabled with hierarchical namespace. The path of the soft-deleted blob to undelete. The format is blobPath?deletionid=<id>. The account and container name aren't included in the path. DeletionId is the unique identifier of the soft-deleted blob. You can retrieve it by listing soft-deleted blobs with the List Blobs REST API for accounts enable with hierarchical namespace. The path should be percent encoded.
x-ms-client-request-id Optional. Provides a client-generated, opaque value with a 1-kibibyte (KiB) character limit that's recorded in the logs when logging is configured. We highly recommend that you use this header to correlate client-side activities with requests that the server receives. For more information, see Monitor Azure Blob Storage.

Request body



The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.

Status code

A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK). For information about status codes, see Status and error codes.

Response headers

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response can also include additional, standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.

Syntax Description
x-ms-request-id This header uniquely identifies the request that was made, and can be used for troubleshooting the request. For more information, see Troubleshooting API operations.
x-ms-version Indicates the version of Blob Storage used to run the request.
Date A UTC date/time value that indicates the time at which the response was initiated. The service generates this value.
x-ms-client-request-id You can use this header to troubleshoot requests and corresponding responses. The value of this header is equal to the value of the x-ms-client-request-id header, if it's present in the request. The value is at most 1,024 visible ASCII characters. If the x-ms-client-request-id header isn't present in the request, this header won't be present in the response.

Response body



Authorization is required when calling any data access operation in Azure Storage. You can authorize the Undelete Blob operation as described below.


Microsoft recommends using Microsoft Entra ID with managed identities to authorize requests to Azure Storage. Microsoft Entra ID provides superior security and ease of use compared to Shared Key authorization.

Azure Storage supports using Microsoft Entra ID to authorize requests to blob data. With Microsoft Entra ID, you can use Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC) to grant permissions to a security principal. The security principal may be a user, group, application service principal, or Azure managed identity. The security principal is authenticated by Microsoft Entra ID to return an OAuth 2.0 token. The token can then be used to authorize a request against the Blob service.


Microsoft recommends using Microsoft Entra ID with managed identities to authorize requests to Azure Storage. Microsoft Entra ID provides superior security and ease of use compared to Shared Key authorization.

To learn more about authorization using Microsoft Entra ID, see Authorize access to blobs using Microsoft Entra ID.


Listed below are the RBAC action necessary for a Microsoft Entra user, group, managed identity, or service principal to call the Undelete Blob operation, and the least privileged built-in Azure RBAC role that includes this action:

To learn more about assigning roles using Azure RBAC, see Assign an Azure role for access to blob data.


When you undelete a soft-deleted blob, the blob and any associated snapshots are available for operations by using other APIs. When you undelete a blob that isn't soft-deleted or has no soft-deleted snapshots, the operation succeeds without any changes.


Pricing requests can originate from clients that use Blob Storage APIs, either directly through the Blob Storage REST API, or from an Azure Storage client library. These requests accrue charges per transaction. The type of transaction affects how the account is charged. For example, read transactions accrue to a different billing category than write transactions. The following table shows the billing category for Undelete Blob requests based on the storage account type:

Operation Storage account type Billing category
Undelete Blob Premium block blob
Standard general-purpose v2
Standard general-purpose v1
Write operations

To learn about pricing for the specified billing category, see Azure Blob Storage Pricing.

See also

Authorize requests to Azure Storage
Status and error codes Delete Blob