Version 2015-07-08

The 2015-07-08 Azure Storage version includes the following features and updates:

  • Adds support for incremental snapshots for page blobs. Incremental snapshots are a cost-effective way to back up virtual machine disks if you want to implement your own backup solution.

  • To support incremental snapshots, the Get Page Ranges operation now exposes the prevsnapshot parameter, which takes a DateTime value that indicates an existing snapshot. By calling Get Page Ranges with the prevsnapshot parameter, you return pages that have been updated or cleared since the snapshot that's specified by prevsnapshot was taken. You can then copy the pages that are returned to a backup page blob in another storage account by using the Put Page operation.