How do I setup automated backups for my blob and table storage data? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have many table and blob storage accounts that I need to backup on a nightly basis. Does Windows Azure Recovery handle these kinds of backups or is there something else in Azure that I should be using?
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:28 PM


  • Hi,

    Depending on where you want to backup your data, there are two options available:

    1. Backing up data locally - If you wish to backup your data locally in your infrastructure, you could: a. Write your own application using either Storage Client Library or consuming REST API or b. Use 3rd party tools like Cerebrata Azure Management Cmdlets (Disclosure: I work for Cerebrata).

    2. Backing up data in the cloud - Recently, Windows Azure Storage team announced Asynchronous Copy Blob functionality which will essentially allow you to copy data from one storage account to another storage account without downloading the data locally. The catch here is that your target storage account should be created after 7th June 2012. You can read more about this functionality on Windows Azure Blog:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2012/06/12/introducing-asynchronous-cross-account-copy-blob.aspx.

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 8:35 AM