Azure Recovery Service

Azure – You can now enable cross-region restore when using Azure Backup (preview)

As you probably know, you can backup your servers using Recovery Service Agent (MARS) when using Azure Backup. Well, you can now enable cross-region restore (CRR) to help you ensuring service continuity when the primary region is unavailable or to test recovery on the secondary region for audit/compliance purposes. Before being able to do so, …

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Azure – You can now save and manage MARS agent passphrase in Key Vault (preview)

If you are using Recovery Service Agent (MARS) to backup your servers in Azure Recovery Vault, you know you need to use a passphrase, used to encrypt data. Until now, this passphrase had to be stored in some secure location. Well, good news as you can now use Azure Key Vault to save and manage …

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Azure – You can now restore virtual machine in a different subscription (preview)

If you are running virtual machines in Azure, you already know that you can backup your virtual machine using Azure Recovery Vault. Well, until now, when you had to restore a virtual machine you could only restore it within the same subscription. This is no longer the case as you can now restore the virtual …

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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 – Get prepared for the retirement of ‘legacy’ data encryption in Azure Site Recovery

You may already know that Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is encrypting data to ensure your data stay safe and secure. Well, this is an important announcement here; the current data encryption method used by Azure Site Recovery is being retired by April 30, 2022 to be replaced by Encryption at Rest capabilities (introduced earlier in …

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Azure Site Recovery – Get prepared for retirement of SCVMM disaster recovery capability

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is the disaster recovery solution from Microsoft running on Azure to help you manage and recover from disaster for your on-premises infrastructure. ASR is frequently evolving to include new capabilities and some time to get some retired. This is the case today. On March 1st, 2023 (so you have a little …

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