Azure Backup

Azure – You can now use Azure Monitor to get alerts for Azure Backup

Azure Backup allows you to backup workloads (virtual machines, file shares, SQL) hosted either in Azure or on-premises. It is important for administrators to be aware on what’s gong on with their backup and Azure Backup had a built-in alert capability. Well, this alert capability has been updated and now uses Azure Monitor alerting. If …

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Azure – You can now centrally manage your backups with Backup Center (preview)

As you know, you have the capability to backup your workloads (either from on-premises or Azure) to an Azure Recovery Vaults. Well, as you may have multiple backup vaults (or you are a CSP managing Azure services for your customers), it may be difficult to easily manage backup tasks and reports. Good news, a new …

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Azure – You can now recover virtual machine created with custom image

As you may already know, it was possible to restore a virtual machine by creating a new VM, restoring as disk or replacing existing disks. Now the option to recover the virtual machine by replacing existing disks is now also supported for virtual machine created using custom images (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/capture-image-resource) This option is only available for …

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Azure – Azure Backup now provides reports (Preview)

Azure Backup is now providing backup reports. Azure Backup reports use Azure Monitor and Azure Workbooks to track and audit backups and restores. Azure Backup Report is providing the following benefits: Boundary-less reporting: Backup Reports work across multiple workload types that are supported by Azure Backup. This includes Azure workloads such as Azure Virtual Machines, …

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Azure – You can now use Azure Data Box with Azure Backup

You may already know Azure Backup, the backup solution for both on-premises and cloud based workloads hosted in Azure, and Azure Data Box, the solution to offload large amount of data from on-premises datacentres to Azure using encrypted drives. Well, now both solution can work together, helping you to offload your large backup stored on-premises …

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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 …

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Azure – Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 is in preview

As you are aware, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 are reaching their end of life. Microsoft has offered to extend the support of these products if you moved them to Azure for an additional 3 years to give more time for migration. That said, once you have move your SQL Server …

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Azure – New capabilities for Azure Backup applicable to Azure Files (preview)

Azure  Backup has been updated to provide new capabilities: Azure Backup now supports backing up NTFS ACL’s set on Azure Files (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-files-active-directory-overview to know more about). This means when you restore Azure Files, the NTFS permissions will be also restored. This capability is currently in preview. PowerShell can now be used to run backup …

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