In this lesson you can learn how to restore the files and folders that were protected in the Azure file share using the new service, Azure Backup for file shares.
- [Instructor] The final lesson in this chapter is to show you how to restore the files and folders that were backed up using the new service, Azure FileShare Backup. As you can see, we are looking at the resource group that I created for this demo. We can see our AzureFileShare Recovery Services vault, and the storage account that contained our Share. In order to restore the files and folders, we need to select the Recovery Services vault.
And then I'm simply going to select the backup items, which was one, and then the Backup Management Type, which is the Azure Storage Azure Files. That was that brand new service. Going to go ahead and select that. I can now go ahead and select the Fileshare that I'd like to restore. And we have two options. We can restore the Share, or we can restore just the file. Now, word of warning here. If I click into File Recovery, what you will notice is that after I select the restore point, I do not have a listing of the files and folders.
And I think this is just because the service is in Preview, but, let me go ahead and close these. But if I go ahead and restore the Share, I can go ahead, select my restore point. And then I can go ahead and select the location. So I can do the original location or an alternate location. For this demo I'm going to use an alternate location. I'm providing the storage account, the Fileshare, the folder name, and if there's any conflicts, I'm going to overwrite the existing.
So let me go ahead and click OK. And then simply click Restore. What this will do is restore the folders and the files. So again, I do think because this service is in preview, the individual file recovery option is not available as of yet. And that's something to always keep in mind when you're using a Preview service. This will take a few moments. And we can watch this from the Jobs page. Just scroll back a little bit.
And you'll find Jobs under Monitoring and Reports. From Jobs go ahead and select Backup Jobs. And we can see that the Restore has been completed as well as a previous Restore and a Backup. Let's go ahead and take a look at that Restore. I'm going to go ahead and close this blade. And I'm going to go ahead and close off the Recovery Services vault as well. And let's pop into the storage account where our File share is sitting. Go ahead select Files.
And the File share itself. And you'll notice that the lilfiles_restore folder is now available to us. If I pop in here you'll see our two folders with our Marketing Plan and Secret Files. And that's all there is to it to using that brand new service backing up your Azure Fileshare.
- Creating a Recovery Services vault for Azure Backup
- Protecting virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Restoring virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Azure Site Recovery scenarios
- Running failover and failback tests
- Replicating an Azure virtual machine