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Is there File History for Azure Blobs?

    Question

  • From @johnhoge via Twitter:

     

    I have a small site that accepts user uploaded images, writes to azure blob storage. Is there File History for Azure Blobs?

    Twitter link: https://twitter.com/johnhoge/status/639431153741639680 

    Thanks,

    @AzureSupport


    Thursday, September 3, 2015 2:37 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Azure storage does not have a file history for the files uploaded and downloaded to the blob storage.  Azure has an option to create a blob snapshot, which will backup your blobs. You can refer to the link below for more information on blob snapshot:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh488361.aspx

    Thanks,
    Syed Irfan Hussain

    Thursday, September 3, 2015 3:06 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Rachit,

    Thst sounds like a good framework to build a backup solution on, but what I am looking for is a complete turnkey solution. What I would love is some source control type solution for blobs. If a blob is deleted, I would love the ability to undo that deletion in the future. A little right-click menu option would be nice...

    thanks,

    John

    That's the added advantage of creating Blob snapshot. A blob that has snapshots cannot be deleted unless the snapshots are also deleted. You can delete a snapshot individually, or tell the storage service to delete all snapshots when deleting the source blob. If you attempt to delete a blob that still has snapshots, your call will return an error.

    I would advise you to explorer more by going through the documentation below:

    Creating a Snapshot of a Blob

    Azure Blob Storage Part 7: Snapshots


    Please mark as answer or vote as helpful if my reply does

    Friday, September 4, 2015 12:24 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Azure storage does not have a file history for the files uploaded and downloaded to the blob storage.  Azure has an option to create a blob snapshot, which will backup your blobs. You can refer to the link below for more information on blob snapshot:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh488361.aspx

    Thanks,
    Syed Irfan Hussain

    Thursday, September 3, 2015 3:06 PM
    Moderator
  • We have the capability in BLOB storage of taking a snapshot of a BLOB, which preserves the content of a BLOB at a particular time. We could, for example, use this to keep a historical record of changes to a file over time, with the ability to retrieve an older version of that file.

    Refer: Azure Blob Storage Part 7: Snapshots


    Please mark as answer or vote as helpful if my reply does



    Thursday, September 3, 2015 3:10 PM
  • Hi Rachit,

    Thst sounds like a good framework to build a backup solution on, but what I am looking for is a complete turnkey solution. What I would love is some source control type solution for blobs. If a blob is deleted, I would love the ability to undo that deletion in the future. A little right-click menu option would be nice...

    thanks,

    John

    Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:50 PM
  • Hi Rachit,

    Thst sounds like a good framework to build a backup solution on, but what I am looking for is a complete turnkey solution. What I would love is some source control type solution for blobs. If a blob is deleted, I would love the ability to undo that deletion in the future. A little right-click menu option would be nice...

    thanks,

    John

    That's the added advantage of creating Blob snapshot. A blob that has snapshots cannot be deleted unless the snapshots are also deleted. You can delete a snapshot individually, or tell the storage service to delete all snapshots when deleting the source blob. If you attempt to delete a blob that still has snapshots, your call will return an error.

    I would advise you to explorer more by going through the documentation below:

    Creating a Snapshot of a Blob

    Azure Blob Storage Part 7: Snapshots


    Please mark as answer or vote as helpful if my reply does

    Friday, September 4, 2015 12:24 PM