How to enable Azure cloud backup for Azure file shares?

By | May 13, 2018

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - Overview

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares enables a cloud backup platform for Azure file shares.  Azure Backup service protects file share using Recovery Services vault.  The backup service also helps you manage the backup of Azure Files Share as well as Azure IaaS VM. Let’s try to understand how to enable Azure Cloud backup for Azure File Shares and use it.

Creating Azure Recovery Service Vaults

From the Azure Portal, Search for Azure PaaS Service “Recovery Services Vaults“.

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - Create Recovery Services Vault

Create a new Azure Recovery Services Vault.  Make sure you choose the same region where the current File Share is present.

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - Recovery Service Vault

Related Tip: Uploading files to cloud drive using Azure Cloud Shell

Enable Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares

Once the recovery vault is created, navigate to the dashboard. Select the “+ Backup” option to start with backup configuration.

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - Recovery Vault Dashboard

To start with configuration for Azure file share backup, first, select the Azure File Share form the Backup goal. Workload must be selected as Azure, as we are currently taking Azure file storage backup.

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - Backup Goal

Now, click on the “Backup” button to provide configuration details including Source, destination, and the backup policy.

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - Backup Configuration

Once all the configuration is done, enable the backup.

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - Backup Configuration Ready

Review Azure File Storage Backup

Again, go back to Azure Recovery vault services dashboard and you will find one backup is enabled.

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - Backup Dashboard

Click on the backup item to review the File Share backup.

Azure cloud backup for Azure File Shares - File Share Backup

Finally, Azure Cloud Backup is a very powerful service for quick and secure backup for your File Shares. Furthermore, this can be configured very easily by just following few steps. You may now further explore this service.

 

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