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Manually Backup Web App & Compare RRS feed

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  • I have a requirement I want to automate with powershell:-

    • Take a manual backup of the files in an azure web app before a deployment, be it via an azure backup or file transfer, it may be a full backup or subset of specific files. 
    • Pull down a local copy of the backup for later reference
    • Execute a deployment e.g. file changes etc. via a third party product
    • Pull down a local copy of the newly deployed files, post transform for validation against the backup
    • Compare files in both file sets (using CRC?)

    I was hoping this would be a common requirement, but having read around things now I'm starting to think I'm approaching it in the wrong manner. 

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:39 PM

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    Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:43 AM
  • You could leverage the Backup and Restore feature in Azure App Service, you don’t want to download the backup copy every time and compare – With this feature - it lets you easily create app backups manually (when deployment kicks-in) or on a schedule (as per your requirement). You can configure the backups to be retained up to an indefinite amount of time. You can restore the app to a snapshot of a previous state by overwriting the existing app or restoring to another app.
    But, note that
    each backup is a complete offline copy of your app, not an incremental update.

    You can accomplish above task via PowerShell .  Please checkout the document for more details on the process: Back up a web app using PowerShell - https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/app-service/scripts/powershell-backup-onetime for an automated approach.

    Based on your requirement, you could also use deployment slot - slots are live apps with their own host names. App content and configurations elements can be swapped between two deployment slots, including the production slot. With this feature - You can validate app changes in a staging deployment slot before swapping it with the production slot.

    Kindly checkout this document for more details on this topic- https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/app-service/deploy-staging-slots

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    As Karishma mentioned, we're migrating from MSDN to Microsoft Q&A. Since this thread did not land in the right forum it would be moved to the appropriate forum. 
    Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:51 PM
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:30 AM
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    Friday, April 3, 2020 6:44 PM