Azure Recovery Vault

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 – Unable to delete an empty recovery vault

Recently I had an interesting issue with an Azure Recovery vault I was not able to delete with the error telling me there was still resources within the vault (see below). Off course I have double or even triple check there was no resources still in the vault or still protected by the vault. Vault …

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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 – 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 – 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 – You can now define the name of the resource group used by Azure Recovery Service

This is not a major new capability but still interesting as it gives you more control, you can now define the name of the resource group being used by Azure Recovery Services to store the instant recovery point. Previously, the resource group was hardcoded and looked like AzureBackupRG_<geographical location>_<number>. You can still let Azure use …

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Azure – Azure Recovery now supports SQL 2019 and restore as file

Azure Recovery Services is keeping up with the latest release of Microsoft SQL, SQL Server 2019, as it now supports backing up SQL Server 2019 data running on virtual machine. This also includes support for SQL Server 2019 running on Windows Server 2019. In addition of this support, you also now restore SQL backup as …

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