Protecting Azure File Shares

To produce snapshots of Azure file shares, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure runs backup policies. A backup policy is a collection of settings that define the way snapshots are created: what data to protect, when to start the snapshot creation process, and so on.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not install agent software to back up Azure file share data — it uses native Microsoft Azure capabilities instead. During every backup session, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure creates a cloud-native snapshot for each Azure file share added to a backup policy. The cloud-native snapshot is further used to create an image-level backup of the Azure file share. For more information on how file share backup works, see File Share Backup.

How To Protect Azure file shares

To create an Azure file share backup policy, perform the following steps:

  1. Check limitations and prerequisites.
  2. Specify service accounts to access Azure services and resources.
  3. [Optional] Configure worker instance settings to launch workers while processing Azure file share data.
  4. [Optional] Configure global retention settings for obsolete snapshots and session records.
  5. [Optional] Configure email notification settings for automated delivery of backup policy results and daily reports.
  6. Complete the Add Azure Files Policy wizard.

Related Topics

File Share Restore