Managing File Share Data
After a backup policy successfully creates a restore point of an Azure file share according to the specified schedule, or after you create a snapshot of a file share manually, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure adds the file share to the resource list on the Protected Data tab.
The Protected Data tab displays Azure resources that are already protected by Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. Each resource is represented with a set of properties, such as:
- File Share — the name of the Azure file share.
- Policy — the name of the backup policy that protects the Azure file share.
- Restore Points — the number of restore points created for the Azure file share.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure displays all existing snapshots of Azure file share resources, not only snapshots created by the Veeam backup service. Azure file share snapshots created in Microsoft Azure Storage have the External snapshot type and cannot be deleted from the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Web UI.
- Last Backup — the date and time of the most recent restore point created for the Azure file share.
- Resource Group — the resource group that stores resources related to the Azure file share.
- Region — the region in which the Azure file share resides.
- File-level Recovery URL — a link to the File-level recovery browser.
The link appears when Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure starts a restore session to perform file-level recovery.
- Tenant ID — the unique identification number of the Azure tenant where the Azure file share belongs.
- Subscription ID — the unique identification number of the Microsoft Azure subscription that is used to manage costs of the Azure file share.
On the Protected Data tab, you can also perform the following actions:
- Remove restore points if you no longer need them. For more information, see Removing Backups.
- Restore data of backed-up Azure file shares. For more information, see Performing File Share Restore.
Consider that if you delete a file share from Microsoft Azure, the snapshots of this file share will be deleted as well. To protect your snapshots from accidental deletion, you can use the file share soft delete option. For more information on the soft delete option for Azure file shares, see Microsoft Docs.