How to Take backup and Restore Azure Data Factory ADF Tutorial 2021

 Issue: How to Take backup and Restore Azure Data Factory ADF Tutorial 2021

In this article, we are going to learn how to take backup your Azure data factory and restore with a different name, let's start the demonstration, Open your azure data factory studio and then click on the manage tab in the manage tab click on the ARM template and then click on the Export ARM template as shown in the picture below.

Fig-1: Take a backup of Azure Data Factory.

Once export will be done, it will show the completion notification just click on that and go to the path where our backup is located, you will find a Zip file, to unzip right click on that and click extract all, once extraction will be completed open the extracted folder where you can see the files as shown in the picture below.

Fig-2: Extracted files of recent backup

As the backup process is completed, now we have to restore this data, to restore first of all we have to create a new data factory, for creating a new blank data factory open your Azure portal, and click on Data Factories and then click on + New button, it will open a window in which you have to provide the required information, as shown in the picture below, then click Review + Create and then click on create.

Fig-3: Create a new Azure Data Factory

Once our data factory is created, open Azure data factory studio, then click on the manage tab and then click on the ARM Template under source control tab, and then click on ''import on azure portal'' once you click on that it will open a new window in which we will select '' build your own template in editor'', once you click on that it will again open a new window, then click on Load File button and then select the file named ''arm_template.json'' from the folder which we have extracted from the zip file before, once you select the json file it will be shown as picture below, you just have to input your ADF name in the highlighted circle and then click Save.

Fig-4: Json file for the backup 

Once you save this file, a window will be opened and it will ask for some more information, you have to provide a subscription, resource group factory name, Input Folder_connection string, and Azure Sql database1_connection String, then Click on save + Create and then click on Create.





Once you click on create it will restore the ARM_Template to the new data factory.



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