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Action recommended: Implement disaster recovery strategies for your Azure App Service web apps by 31 March 2025

Published date: March 31, 2023

Beginning 31 March 2025, we'll no longer place Azure App Service web applications in disaster recovery mode in the event of a disaster in an Azure region. We strongly encourage you to implement commonly used disaster recovery techniques to prevent loss of functionality or data for your web apps if there's a regional disaster.

Backup and restore capabilities are included in Basic and higher pricing tiers. The Free and Shared pricing tiers of App Service are not recommended for production scenarios and are not backed by any SLAs. If you have web applications deployed to the Free or Shared tier and you want to implement a disaster recovery strategy for them, scale up to Basic tier or higher.

Recommended action

To avoid data or functionality loss in the event of a regional disaster, implement common disaster recovery techniques for your App Service web apps by 31 March 2025.

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