Azure Backup now provides protection against accidental deletion of Azure file shares
Published date: 27 May, 2020
To provide protection against cyberattacks or accidental deletion, Azure Backup has added one more level of security to the Azure file shares snapshot management solution by providing protection against the accidental or malicious deletion of backed-up file shares. Now, even if a malicious actor deletes the file share, the file share’s contents and recovery points (snapshots) will be retained for a configurable retention period, allowing the successful and complete recovery of source contents and snapshots with no data loss.
When you configure protection for a file share, Azure Backup enables the soft delete feature on a storage account level with a retention period of 14 days. You can also reset the retention period setting as per your requirement. This setting determines the time window you’ll have to recover your file share contents and snapshots after any accidental delete operation. The recovery points are preserved during this duration and once you’ve undeleted the file share, backups will start running successfully with no additional configuration needed.
See the list of supported regions.