Azure Backup

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Service Description

The backup tools in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager, working together with the Microsoft Azure Backup Service, allow the creation of (incremental or full) backups of local systems in Microsoft Azure Storage. Backups can then be loaded very easily on any server systems as needed.

Getting Started

  1. 9/27/2016, Webpage
    Use Azure Backup to protect your data by backing it up to the Microsoft cloud. Your data can be anything from a single file or folder up to a datacenter. Azure Backup can be...
  2. 10/5/2017, Video, 1:07:07
    Backups are susceptible to corruption, accidental deletion and ransomware. In this session, learn how Azure Backup can reduce the costs and complexity traditionally associated...
  3. 3/19/2018, Blog
    Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! One of the first services that we see a lot of partners and customers getting started with in Azure is Azure Backup.  I recorded...
  4. 9/27/2017, Video, 1:11:53
    Learn how Microsoft Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery protect your enterprise data and applications while reducing costs and limiting downtime. We outline the current...
  5. 1/5/2017, Blog
    One of the biggest questions that we have been getting from either customers that are new to Azure or who are considering Azure, is how can I quickly get up and running with...
  6. 8/18/2017, Mva
    If you’re wondering how the cloud can enhance your ability to protect and recover on-premises data and workloads, be sure to check out this course, the second in a multi-part...

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Azure Documentation

1. Azure Backup Documentation
2. Overview
     2.1. What is Azure Backup?
3. Quickstarts
     3.1. Back up a VM - Portal
     3.2. Back up a VM - PowerShell
     3.3. Back up a VM - CLI
4. Tutorials
     4.1. Back up Azure VMs at scale
     4.2. Restore a disk
     4.3. Restore individual files
     4.4. Back up Windows Server
     4.5. Restore files to Windows Server
5. Samples
     5.1. Azure PowerShell
6. Concepts
     6.1. FAQ
          6.1.1. FAQ on Recovery Services vault
          6.1.2. FAQ on Azure VM backup
          6.1.3. FAQ on file-folder backup using Azure Backup agent
          6.1.4. FAQ on auto-upgrade of backup vault
     6.2. Role-Based Access Control
     6.3. Security for hybrid backups
     6.4. Configure offline-backup
     6.5. Replace your tape library
7. How to
     7.1. Azure Backup Server
          7.1.1. Azure Backup Server protection matrix
          7.1.2. Install or upgrade
      Prepare Azure Backup Server workloads in Azure portal
      Add storage to Azure Backup Server
      Upgrade Azure Backup Server to v.2
      Unattended installation of Azure Backup Server
          7.1.3. Protect workloads
      Use Azure Backup Server to back up a VMware server
      Use Azure Backup Server to back up Exchange
      Use Azure Backup Server to back up a SharePoint farm
      Use Azure Backup Server to back up SQL
      Protect system state and bare metal recovery
          7.1.4. Recover data from Azure Backup Server
     7.2. Azure File shares
          7.2.1. Back up Azure File shares
          7.2.2. Back up Azure File shares FAQ
          7.2.3. Troubleshoot Azure File shares Backup
     7.3. Azure VMs
          7.3.1. Prepare the VM
      Prepare Resource Manager-deployed VMs
      Application consistent backups of Linux VMs
          7.3.2. Plan your environment
      Plan VM backup infrastructure
          7.3.3. Back up VMs
      Back up Azure VMs to Recovery Services vault
      Back up encrypted VMs
      Enable VM backup during VM creation
      Upgrade to VM backup stack V2
          7.3.4. Manage and monitor VMs
      Manage Azure VM backups in Azure portal
      Monitor alerts for Azure VM backups
          7.3.5. Restore data from VMs
      Recover files from Azure VM backups
      Restore VMs in Azure portal
      Restore encrypted VMs
      Restore Key Vault key and secret for encrypted VMs
     7.4. Configure Azure Backup reports
          7.4.1. Configure Azure Backup reports
          7.4.2. Data model for Azure Backup reports
          7.4.3. Log Analytics data model for Azure Backup
     7.5. Data Protection Manager
          7.5.1. Prepare DPM workloads in Azure portal
          7.5.2. Use DPM to back up Exchange server
          7.5.3. Recover data to alternate DPM server
          7.5.4. Use DPM to back up SQL Server workloads
          7.5.5. Use DPM to back up a SharePoint farm
     7.6. Use Azure PowerShell
          7.6.1. Azure VMs in Azure portal
          7.6.2. DPM in Azure portal
          7.6.3. Windows Server in Azure portal
     7.7. Azure SQL Database
          7.7.1. Configure long-term backup retention
          7.7.2. View backups in a Recovery Services vault
          7.7.3. Restore from long-term backup retention
          7.7.4. Delete long-term Azure SQL backups
     7.8. Windows Server
          7.8.1. Back up Windows Server files and folders
          7.8.2. Back up Windows Server System State
          7.8.3. Recover files from Azure to Windows Server
          7.8.4. Restore Windows Server System State
          7.8.5. Monitor and manage Recovery Services vaults
     7.9. Recovery Services vault
          7.9.1. Overview of Recovery Services vaults
          7.9.2. Upgrading a Backup vault to Recovery Services vault
          7.9.3. Delete a Recovery Services vault
     7.10. Troubleshoot
          7.10.1. Azure VM backup problems in Azure portal
          7.10.2. Azure VM Backup fails: Could not communicate with the VM agent for snapshot status - Snapshot VM sub task timed out
          7.10.3. Slow backup of files and folders in Azure Backup
          7.10.4. Troubleshoot Azure Backup Server
          7.10.5. Troubleshoot System Center Data Protection Manager
          7.10.6. Troubleshoot Azure Backup Agent
8. Reference
     8.1. Azure PowerShell
     8.2. .NET
9. Resources
     9.1. Azure Roadmap
     9.2. MSDN forum
     9.3. Pricing
     9.4. Pricing calculator
     9.5. Service updates
     9.6. Videos

Web Pages

Content Type
Azure Backup Learning Path Webpage

Online Training Content

Date Title
8/18/2017 Hybrid IT Management Part 2: Cloud-Enabled Protection
1/19/2016 Design and Implement Cloud Data Platform Solutions
12/14/2015 Modernize Your Datacenter
1/20/2015 Hybrid Cloud Workloads: Disaster Recovery and High Availability
12/30/2014 Microsoft Business Continuity
8/26/2014 Hybrid Cloud Workloads: Storage and Backup
8/26/2014 Hybrid Cloud Workloads: Disaster Recovery and High Availability


Tool Description


Date Title Length
Configure application consistent backup for Linux VMs using Azure Backup
Cloud Tech 10 - 29th January 2018 - Zone Redundant Scale Sets and Storage and more!
Azure Friday | Azure Backup
Azure Backup
Cloud Tech 10 - 13th November 2017 - Grafana, Linux FUSE Adapter, Azure Stack and more!
Windows Server System State with Azure Backup is now GA
SC 2016 DPM UR4: Migrate Backup Storage in 3 simple steps
Protect your data with Microsoft Azure Backup
Azure IaaS design and performance considerations: Best practices and learnings from the field
Microsoft Azure Stack business continuity and disaster recovery

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