How to restore blob?


  • I would like to make sure that we can restore data if files are deleted or data inside file are deleted because of human errors.

    What altenatives do we have? Is best practise to take backup with copy and paste?


    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 4:33 AM

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  • Hi,

    I usually use azcopy.exe together with Azure automation to provide backup and reporting when using blob storage as a regular file storage for a application.

    Best regards

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:00 AM
  • Hello Kenny,

    Thank you for posting your question on Microsoft TechNet.

    A handy tool is Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer :

    Here you find the best practice of Microsoft Data partitioning guidance :

    Hope this information is helpful for you.

    Best Regards,


    (ps. If this information is helpful, please mark your question as answered for the community.)

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:06 PM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for posting here!

    Azure Backup is the service that you use to back up and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. It replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. It also helps protect assets that run in the cloud. Azure Backup provides recovery services built on a world-class infrastructure that is scalable, durable, and highly available.

    To take a Backup of files and folders refer below link:


    Vikranth S.

    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, this can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. And Vote as Helpful.


    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:41 PM
  • Vikranth -- you can't back up a storage account using Azure backup.


    Sr. Content Developer at Microsoft

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:45 PM
  • Hi Kenny,

    I agree with Viktor. To expand on the idea of using AzCopy, I used to use it to back up a rather large storage account with thousands of tiny little files. This is what I did, using AzCopy:

    1. Saturday: create a new full copy, add the date to the target container names.

    2. Sun-Fri: create an incremental copy to those same containers. This adds new files and replaces modified files, but does not remove files (it is not a sync function).

    Periodically, I would go in and delete the copies that were a month old (or older).

    To automate this, you can use webjobs, and then use the Data Movement Library (an open source version of AzCopy) as shown in this blob entry:

    This will work for Blob storage and also for File storage (which you can back up to Blob storage).


    Sr. Content Developer at Microsoft

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:49 PM
  • Hi Kenny,

    Thanks for your question.

    There has been recent updates to storage explorer that you may find helpful in your specific scenario.

    For more information See here

    There is also a helpful post by Mark Brown that details a strategy for automating Blob backups using AZCopy and Azure WebJobs. You can read the full article here

    If you find this answer helpful please mark the thread as read.

    Best Regards,


    Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:59 PM