Support matrix for Azure file share backup

You can use the Azure Backup service to back up Azure file shares. This article summarizes support settings when you back up Azure file shares with Azure Backup.

Note

Azure Backup currently doesn't support NFS shares.

Supported regions

GA regions for Azure file shares backup

Azure file shares backup is available in all regions except for: Germany Central (Sovereign), Germany Northeast (Sovereign), China East, China East 2, China North, China North 2, US Gov Iowa

Supported storage accounts

Storage account details Support
Account Kind Azure Backup supports Azure file shares present in general-purpose v1, general-purpose v2, and file storage type storage accounts
Performance Azure Backup supports file shares in both standard and Premium Storage accounts
Replication Azure file shares in storage accounts with any replication type are supported
Firewall enabled Azure file shares in storage accounts with Firewall rules that allow Microsoft Azure Services to access storage account are supported

Supported file shares

File share type Support
Standard Supported
Large Supported
Premium Supported
File shares connected with Azure File Sync service Supported

Protection limits

Setting Limit
Maximum number of file shares that can be protected per vault per day 200
Maximum number of storage accounts that can be registered per vault per day 50
Maximum number of file shares that can be protected per vault 2000
Maximum number of storage accounts that can be registered per vault 200

Backup limits

Setting Limit
Maximum number of on-demand backups per day 10
Maximum number of scheduled backups per day 1

Restore limits

Setting Limit
Maximum number of restores per day 10
Maximum number of files per restore 99
Maximum recommended restore size per restore for large file shares 15 TiB

Retention limits

Setting Limit
Maximum total recovery points per file share at any point in time 200
Maximum retention of recovery point created by on-demand backup 10 years
Maximum retention of daily recovery points (snapshots) per file share 200 days
Maximum retention of weekly recovery points (snapshots) per file share 200 weeks
Maximum retention of monthly recovery points (snapshots) per file share 120 months
Maximum retention of yearly recovery points (snapshots) per file share 10 years

Supported restore methods

Restore method Details
Full Share Restore You can restore the complete file share to the original or an alternate location
Item Level Restore You can restore individual files and folders to the original or an alternate location

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