Restore a web app from a backup using CLI

This sample script creates a web app in App Service with its related resources, and then creates a one-time backup for it.

To run this script, you need an existing backup for a web app. To create one, see Backup up a web app or Create a scheduled backup for a web app.

Open Azure Cloud Shell

Azure Cloud Shell is a free, interactive shell that you can use to run the steps in this article. Common Azure tools are preinstalled and configured in Cloud Shell for you to use with your account. Select Copy to copy the code, paste it in Cloud Shell, and then press Enter to run it. There are a few ways to open Cloud Shell:

Select Try It in the upper-right corner of a code block. Example of Try It for Azure Cloud Shell
Open Cloud Shell in your browser. Launch Azure Cloud Shell button
Select the Cloud Shell button on the menu in the upper-right corner of the Azure portal. Cloud Shell button in the Azure portal

If you choose to install and use the CLI locally, you need Azure CLI version 2.0 or later. To find the version, run az --version. If you need to install or upgrade, see Install the Azure CLI.

Sample script



# List statuses of all backups that are complete or currently executing.
az webapp config backup list --resource-group $groupname --webapp-name $webappname

# Note the backupItemName and storageAccountUrl properties of the backup you want to restore

# Restore the app by overwriting it with the backup data
# Be sure to replace <backupItemName> and <storageAccountUrl>
az webapp config backup restore --resource-group $groupname --webapp-name $webappname \
--backup-name <backupItemName> --container-url <storageAccountUrl> --overwrite

Clean up deployment

After the sample script has been run, the following command can be used to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it.

az group delete --name myResourceGroup

Script explanation

This script uses the following commands. Each command in the table links to command specific documentation.

Command Notes
az webapp config backup list Gets a list of backups for a web app.
az webapp config backup restore Restores a web app from a backup.

Next steps

For more information on the Azure CLI, see Azure CLI documentation.

Additional App Service CLI script samples can be found in the Azure App Service documentation.