Public preview of Azure NetApp Files Backup capability
Published date: October 04, 2021
Azure NetApp Files online snapshots are now enhanced with backup of snapshots. With this new backup capability, you can offload your Azure NetApp Files snapshots to Azure blob storage in a fast and cost-effective way, further protecting your data from accidental deletion.
Azure NetApp Files Backup further extends ONTAP's built-in snapshot technology; when snapshots are offloaded to Azure blob storage only changed blocks relative to previously offloaded snapshots are copied and stored, in an efficient format. Offloaded snapshots however are still represented in full and can be restored to a new volume individually and directly, eliminating the need for an iterative full-incremental recovery process.