Azure Blob Storage - SnapShot


This article will help you learn how to use snapshot in Azure Blob Storage.
Before reading this article, please go through some important articles mentioned below:

Azure Storage

Azure Storage is one of the cloud computing PaaS (Platform as a Service) services provided by the Microsoft Azure team. It provides cloud storage that is highly available, secure, durable, scalable, and redundant. It is massively scalable and elastic. It can store and process hundreds of terabytes of data or you can store the small amounts of data required for a small business website.
Here, we will see about Storage Explorer.

About Storage Explorer

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is a standalone app that makes it easy to work with Azure Storage data on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It allows you to efficiently connect and manage your Azure storage service accounts and resources across subscriptions.You can create, delete, view, and edit resources in Azure Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, and Data Lake Storage.
Azure Storage Explorer is useful GUI tool for inspecting the data in your Azure cloud storage projects including the logs of your cloud-hosted applications. You can easily connect to your subscription and manipulate your tables, blobs, queues, and files.
  • Microsoft Azure Account.
Follow the below steps to create an Azure Storage Account.
Step 1
Log in here. Please go through the article mentioned below for creating a Storage account mentioned below.
  • Upload the blob
Step 2
Snapshot: Blob storage service has the ability to create snapshots of the blobs that can be used for tracking changes done on a blob over different periods of time. It provides an automatic and free versioning mechanism. It is useful in providing a backup for a blob, as it can be used to reset the blob to an earlier state. Azure Storage always stores multiple copies of your data. Using snapshots, you can roll back any changes done on a blob to a specific point in time or even to the original blob. Now, Click on Snapshot to create the snapshot.

Next, click on Create Snapshot
Step 3
It can create the snapshot of current version i.e Version 1.
You can download snapshot, delete it and also, we can change the tiers.
Step 4
View the output of snapshot
Make some changes in the sample blob and save it. This is considered to be version 2
Step 5
View the output of Version 2
Likewise, you can create many snapshots. Those snapshots are listed here. And also, we can  promote our snapshot by clicking on promote.
Step 6
After promoting your snapshot, our blob output will be like this.


I hope you understood how we can use snapshot. Stay tuned for more articles on Storage Explorer.