Thank you for your feedback. While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.
Azure Search Product Team
Thank you for your feedback. We’re considering this for a future release of Azure Search.
Azure Search Product TeamSunil Kumar Garrepally commented
Add capability to take the snapshot of indices and restoration of indices to and from Azure Blob Storage or to any other format.
This can also provide a mechanism for archiving indices that you are not using now, but you would like to be able to access in the future.