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Azure Blob storage - Container Soft Delete generally available

Published date: July 12, 2021

Providing robust data protection and recovery capabilities is a key pillar of Blob storage. Container soft delete extends existing capabilities such as soft delete for blobsaccount delete locking, and immutable blobs, making our data protection and restore capabilities even better.

Using the Azure Portal, any new storage account includes container soft delete enabled with a 7 day retention period by default. This allows you to recover from accidental container deletion up to the retention period specified without contacting Microsoft.

Container soft delete is available in all public regions, applies to ADLS Gen2 enabled accounts, and has no additional charge to enable. Data retained in a deleted container is billed at the same rate as active data.

Learn more about soft delete for containers.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Premium Tier for Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services

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