Azure – You can now use Backup Explorer

The Azure Recovery Service Vault has been updated to introduce the Backup Explorer.

Backup Explorer is providing you a simpler and consolidated view of what is backed up – this is particularly handy if your backup footprint expands across multiple subscription, region or tenant or even for CSP managing backup for their customers.

Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook and can integrates with Azure Resource Graph and/or Azure Workbook.

To start using it, just logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and access your Azure Recovery vault.

Then from the vault overview tab, you will see Backup Explorer available below the Overview tab

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When you access Backup Explore, you will then get a dashboard showing up all the backup information you need; including resources not being backed up (which can be difficult to identify without this new feature)

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The cross tenant capability requires you have Azure LightHouse enabled (this is for the CSP)

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