Configuring Azure website backup
Configuring website backup is one of the most important practice to follow. Microsoft Azure provides you with a very resilient platform that helps users at multiple levels. A backup plan is a crucial practice for any application functioning in the most effective way. The Azure website offers a convenient and efficient backup service that you can use to back up your website configuration, file data, and SQL database instantly. If you are looking towards configuring your website back up, you must sign up for an Azure storage account where you can store your backups.
Backups can be entreated either on-demand or depending on a defined schedule. No matter how the backup is invoked, the data of the backup will probably contain this information.
Zip File A
If a SQL databank is a part of the backup, it will be stored in the .zip file as a BACPAC file.
XML file A
The file describes the content of the .zip file. This backup is the complete backup of the website instead of an incremental storage.
When you are configuring your website backup, make sure the storage account used to back up the Azure websites should belong to the similar Azure subscription.
Restoring an Azure website backup
You might need to reinstate a website or a databank from a backup at some point. The management portal offers a spontaneous interface to help you through the process. Once the restoration process starts, you will be given with an option to restore your website including:
Restore to Current Website
This option will substitute your prior website with the backup website. Consequently, your present website will no longer be available to users once the restore process completes.
Restore to a New Website Instance
This option will refurbish the backup to a new website instance. The defaulting option for database is not going to restore the database. When choosing to restore the database, you will have an option to restore either to the same database server or new database server. To restore a SQL database to the same database server, you should select a varying database name to restore your database. You cannot choose the same name as the database that was previously backed up. If you are restoring a SQL database to a new database server, you will have an option to use the same database name. On the other hand, to restore a MySQL database, you can restore to the similar database that was backed up. However, it will remove the present database information.
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