How can we improve Azure Storage?

Add File Storage Account backups or snapshots

We are currently making use of the file storage options in a Storage Account but have no method (outside of mounting the endpoint to a Windows Server) of backing up the files stored within.

Please implement either snapshotting or integration with the backup service

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Jon Langridge shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Thanks for giving us feedback on Azure Files! We recently released the preview of this feature in October 2017, here are some links to check it out:

- Announcing Azure Files share snapshots public preview:
- Share snapshot documentation:

We really appreciate your help in making Azure Files better! Please don’t hesitate to give us more feedback or reach out if you have any questions!


Will Gries
Program Manager, Azure Files


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  • Scott Christian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not having this functionality is stopping me from using storage accounts in general. Just waiting on this and then I can get rid of my file server.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Snapshot or Integration with Azure Backup Services would be excellent. Thanks.

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