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 Backup Documentation

1. Overview
     1.1. What is Azure Backup?
2. Quickstarts
     2.1. Back up a VM - Portal
     2.2. Back up a VM - PowerShell
     2.3. Back up a VM - CLI
3. Tutorials
     3.1. Back up Azure VMs at scale
     3.2. Restore a disk
     3.3. Restore individual files
     3.4. Back up Windows Server
     3.5. Restore files to Windows Server
4. Samples
     4.1. Azure PowerShell
     4.2. Resource Manager templates
5. Concepts
     5.1. Backup architecture
     5.2. Backup support matrix
     5.3. FAQ
          5.3.1. FAQ on Recovery Services vault
          5.3.2. FAQ on Azure VM backup
          5.3.3. FAQ on file-folder backup using Azure Backup agent
          5.3.4. FAQ on auto-upgrade of backup vault
     5.4. Role-Based Access Control
     5.5. Security for hybrid backups
     5.6. Configure offline-backup
     5.7. Offline backup for DPM and Azure Backup Server
     5.8. Replace your tape library
6. How to
     6.1. Azure Backup Server
          6.1.1. Azure Backup Server protection matrix
          6.1.2. Install or upgrade
      Install Azure Backup Server
      Add storage
      What's New in MABS
      Release notes MABS V3
      Unattended installation
          6.1.3. Protect workloads
      VMware server
      SharePoint farm
      SQL Server
      Protect system state and bare metal recovery
          6.1.4. Recover data from Azure Backup Server
     6.2. Azure Backup Server on Azure Stack
          6.2.1. Install Azure Backup Server
          6.2.2. Protect files and applications
          6.2.3. Protect SharePoint farm
          6.2.4. Protect SQL Server database
     6.3. Azure File shares
          6.3.1. Back up Azure File shares
          6.3.2. Back up Azure File shares FAQ
     6.4. Azure VMs
          6.4.1. Prepare the VM
      Prepare Resource Manager-deployed VMs
      Application consistent backups of Linux VMs
          6.4.2. Plan your environment
      Plan VM backup infrastructure
          6.4.3. Back up VMs
      Back up Azure VMs to Recovery Services vault
      Back up encrypted VMs
      Enable VM backup during VM creation
          6.4.4. Manage and monitor VMs
      Manage Azure VM backups in Azure portal
      Monitor alerts for Azure VM backups
          6.4.5. Restore data from VMs
      Recover files from Azure VM backups
      Restore VMs in Azure portal
      Instant Restore capability
      Restore encrypted VMs
      Restore Key Vault key and secret for encrypted VMs
     6.5. Configure Azure Backup reports
          6.5.1. Configure Azure Backup reports
          6.5.2. Data model for Azure Backup reports
          6.5.3. Log Analytics data model for Azure Backup
          6.5.4. Updating Azure Backup Central Reporting Content Pack
     6.6. Data Protection Manager
          6.6.1. Prepare DPM workloads in Azure portal
          6.6.2. Use DPM to back up Exchange server
          6.6.3. Recover data to alternate DPM server
          6.6.4. Use DPM to back up SQL Server workloads
          6.6.5. Use DPM to back up a SharePoint farm
     6.7. Use Azure PowerShell
          6.7.1. Azure VMs in Azure portal
          6.7.2. DPM in Azure portal
          6.7.3. Windows Server in Azure portal
          6.7.4. Azure File shares in Azure portal
     6.8. Use Azure Backup REST API
          6.8.1. Create Recovery Services vault
          6.8.2. Create and update backup policy
          6.8.3. Back up Azure VMs
          6.8.4. Restore Azure VMs
          6.8.5. Manage Azure Backup jobs
     6.9. SQL on Azure VMs
          6.9.1. Back up SQL database in Azure
     6.10. Windows Server
          6.10.1. Back up Windows Server files and folders
          6.10.2. Back up Windows Server System State
          6.10.3. Recover files from Azure to Windows Server
          6.10.4. Restore Windows Server System State
          6.10.5. Monitor and manage Recovery Services vaults
     6.11. Recovery Services vault
          6.11.1. Overview of Recovery Services vaults
          6.11.2. Upgrading a Backup vault to Recovery Services vault
          6.11.3. Move a Recovery Services vault
          6.11.4. Delete a Recovery Services vault
     6.12. Troubleshoot
          6.12.1. Azure VM
          6.12.2. Azure Backup agent or VM extension timed out
          6.12.3. Files and folders backup is slow
          6.12.4. Azure Backup Server
          6.12.5. System Center DPM
          6.12.6. Azure Backup agent
          6.12.7. Azure File share
          6.12.8. SQL Server
7. Reference
     7.1. .NET
     7.2. Azure CLI
     7.3. PowerShell
     7.4. REST - Backup
     7.5. REST - Recovery Services vault
     7.6. Resource Manager template
8. Resources
     8.1. Azure Roadmap
     8.2. MSDN forum
     8.3. Pricing
     8.4. Pricing calculator
     8.5. Service updates
     8.6. Videos

Web Pages

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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
Real world examples of implementing cloud based backup and disaster recovery - THR2205
Backup your data with Microsoft Azure Backup - BRK3060
Real world examples of implementing cloud based backup and disaster recovery - THR2205
Understanding architectural patterns and practices for business continuity and - BRK3335
Implement Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery at Scale in Azure - BRK3064
Backup your data with Microsoft Azure Backup - BRK3060
How to share reports using email | Azure Backup Tips and Tricks
How to perform a backup of SQL Server running in Azure IaaS VM
Secure and manage your Azure resources : Build 2018
Secure and manage your Azure resources

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