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 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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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 …

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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 …

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