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Azure Blob – Soft Delete for Containers public preview

Published date: August 18, 2020

Enterprises, partners, and IT professionals store business-critical data in Azure Blob Storage. We are committed to providing the best-in-class data protection and recovery capabilities to keep your applications running. Soft delete for containers expands upon Azure Blob Storage’s existing capabilities such as soft delete for blobsaccount delete locking, and immutable blobs, making our data protection and restore capabilities even better.

When container soft delete is enabled for a storage account, any deleted container and their contents are retained in Azure Storage for the period that you specify. During the retention period, you can restore previously deleted containers and any blobs within them.

Container soft delete is available in preview in the following regions: France Central, Canada East, and Canada Central. There is no additional charge to enable container soft delete. Data in soft deleted containers is billed at the same rate as active data.

Learn more about soft delete for containers (preview).

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