If you use the Azure portal to access your Azure Recovery Vault backup reports you will start seeing a notification related to the Azure Backup Reporting upgrade which will start using PowerBi for the reports.

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To be able to start using PowerBi for your Azure Backup Reporting you need:

  • a storage account, used to store the reports
  • a PowerBi account, used to connect and create/edit/view the reports
  • to have register the Microsoft.Insight resource provider

 

Register the resource provider

To register the Microsoft.Insight provider, connect to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and reach out the Subscriptions configuration blade

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Then for access each subscription you need to enable the provider and access the Resource Providers blade from the Settings section

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Search for Microsoft.Insight and register it if not

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It can take sometime to get it completed and registered.

 

Configure the storage account

IMPORTANT the storage account you are planning to use must be created upfront

NOTE you will need the access keys for later

Then lookup for Recovery vault

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Then reach out the Backup Reports blade

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Click on Link to Diagnostic Settings and turn on diagnostics

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Name the setting and select Archive to a storage account – you can also send the log to the Azure Log Analytics but this will not use PowerBi – and configure the storage account settings

You must at lest select AzureBackupReport

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Once completed you should then see the diagnostic/report settings and the storage account you configured

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Use PowerBi to view the report

Connect to PowerBi (https://powerbi.microsoft.com) and go to the Apps section and click on Get more apps from Microsoft AppSource

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Then search for Azure Backup and then get it

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Define the storage you have set when configuring the diagnostic settings then select the authentication method to Key and set the access key for the storage account

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After few minute you will get the Azure Backup app available

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Then you can use it and access the Azure Backup Dashboard

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