Azure file share backup is a native, cloud based backup solution that protects your data in the cloud and eliminates additional maintenance overheads involved in on-premises backup solutions.
The Azure Backup service smoothly integrates with Azure File Sync, and allows you to centralize your file share data as well as your backups.
This simple, reliable, and secure solution enables you to configure protection for your enterprise file shares in a few simple steps with an assurance that you can recover your data in case of any accidental deletion.
Create and rg and a storage account, make fileshare and upload a file.
Create a Recovery Services vault
Ensure that the file share is present in one of the supported storage account types.
Identify or create a Recovery Services vault in the same region and subscription as the storage account that hosts the file share.
You can search for backup center or recovery service vaults. when creating.
Configure the backup
You can again use backup center or fileshare pane
We will use backup center
In the Azure portal, go to Backup center and select +Backup.
- 1 Select Azure Files (Azure Storage)
- 2 Click Select to select the storage account that contains the file shares to be backed-up.
- 3 The Select Storage Account Pane opens on the right, listing a set of discovered supported storage accounts. They’re either associated with this vault or present in the same region as the vault, but not yet associated to any Recovery Services vault.
- 4 select an account, and select OK.
- 5 The next step is to select the file shares you want to back up. Select the Add button in the FileShares to Backup section.
To choose a backup policy for your file share, you have three options:
- Choose the default policy. This option allows you to enable daily backup that will be retained for 30 days.
- Create a new policy
- Choose one of the existing backup policies
To create a new backup policy for your file share, select the link text below the drop-down list in the Backup Policy section.
Now, enable the backup. Select Enable Backup to start protecting the file share.
Run an on-demand backup job
Occasionally, you might want to generate a backup snapshot, or recovery point, outside of the times scheduled in the backup policy.
A common reason to generate an on-demand backup is right after you’ve configured the backup policy.
Go to Backup center and select Backup Instances from the menu.
Filter the query on storage accounts
Select the item for which you want to run an on-demand backup job.
In the Backup Item menu, select Backup now.
Because this backup job is on demand, there’s no retention policy associated with the recovery point.
Monitor the portal notifications to keep a track of backup job run completion.
To monitor the job progress in the Backup center dashboard, select Backup center -> Backup Jobs -> In progress.
Don’t delete snapshots created by Azure Backup. Deleting snapshots can result in loss of recovery points and/or restore failures.
Don’t remove the lock taken on the storage account by Azure Backup. If you delete the lock, your storage account will be prone to accidental deletion and if it’s deleted, you’ll lose your snapshots or backups.
Oink, now remove it
stop the backup
On the fs in backup center, stop backup
Delete the backup and press top
View the backup jobs
Now there are no backup instances
If we look in the recovery service vault backup items is 0
Now clean up and remove the vault, since this was just for test.
Did we forget anything?
Recovery Services Vault cannot be deleted as there are existing resources within the vault. : mainstacc0041. Please ensure all containers have been unregistered from the vault and all private endpoints associated with the vault have been deleted, and retry operation.
Did not see anything in the rec vault, go to the storage account.
Unregister a storage account
In the rec vault go to Backup InfraStructure
And unregister it
Now delete the vault