Azure Recovery

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 – 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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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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