Provide retention policies for Azure File Sync Snapshots
Provide retention policies for AFS snapshots.
Retention policies define the time period/interval and define the total amount of snapshots retained.
These amount of (retained) snapshots should be categorized in Hourly (h:00), Daily (0:00), Weekly (Sunday), Monthly (1st day of month) and are part of the retention policies.
Garbage collection takes care of removing expired snapshots.
Thanks for the feedback! Azure File Sync automatically takes share snapshots and file snapshots for internal use. We also have our own logic about when to remove these snapshots. We’re interested to know what you think about this – please vote for this item and comment below if you think we need better/different controls/reporting for this.
If what you actually want is the ability to do snapshots and have retention policies for snapshots for the purpose of Backup, please vote on this item: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/31827694-schedule-snapshots-of-azure-file-shares
Program Manager, Azure Files