Azure – Instant restore is now available for virtual machine

Instant restore of virtual machine is now available in Azure. With this new capability, there is no more wait time for the snapshot to be copied into the Recovery Vault before being able to perform a restore operation. In addition, you can also overwrite the original disk instead of creating a copy when performing in-place restore. The rollout is starting today – currently available in West Central US, India South…

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Azure – The Azure Recovery Vault reports are going to use PowerBi

If you use the Azure portal to access your Azure Recovery Vault backup reports you will start seeing a notification related to the Azure Backup Reporting upgrade which will start using PowerBi for the reports. To be able to start using PowerBi for your Azure Backup Reporting you need: a storage account, used to store the reports a PowerBi account, used to connect and create/edit/view the reports to have register…

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Azure – You can now define a time zone for your Azure Backup Policies for virtual machine

You can define a time zone when setting up (or updating) your Azure Backup policy. The next time you update or create an Azure Backup policy you will need to set the time zone for this policy. This can be quite helpful when you have an organization working in different time zone. If you already have virtual machine backup policies in place, it is the good time to take a…

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Azure – Automated SQL Databases backup (Preview)

Following the announcement of Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VM (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/azure-backup-for-sql-server-on-azure-vm-public-preview/) a new backup capability has been added. As you know, when a new SQL database is being added onto your Azure SQL VM instance you have to rediscover the database and then configure the protection for this new database. Now, with the new capability – called auto-protection – you can automatically get Azure to do the…

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