Azure Backup introduces backup of SQL, Hyper-V VMs and more

October 7, 2015 jason Uncategorized 0 Comments

We are pleased to introduce backup of Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V VMs, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange and Windows Clients in Microsoft Azure Backup server.

Users with tier 1 workloads like Microsoft SQL Server can benefit from Microsoft Azure Backup server by choosing disk backups for better RPOs and RTOs. Users can also continue to backup to Azure for long-term retention using disk-to-disk to cloud backup strategy. Users can also leverage Microsoft Azure Backup server to monitor backups of all servers in single on-premises console.

Microsoft Azure Backup agent or Microsoft Recovery Services Agent used to support backup of only Files and Folders to Azure. Users can continue to use this agent for direct backup to Azure. For protecting application workloads users can download Microsoft Azure Backup and install on a server. To download, log in to Azure subscription and navigate to Azure Backup vault, or create one. Now move to quick start wizard page and download Microsoft Azure Backup server.

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Microsoft Azure Backup server with application workload support is currently available in English locale due to time limitations. We plan on releasing support for other locales similar to MAB agent as soon as possible, with a focus on giving you a product that is suitable for deployment.

Microsoft Azure Backup server is currently available in all geographies where Azure is available except Microsoft Azure Government datacenter and Moon Cake. We are working towards making it available in these geographies by end of year.

Microsoft Azure Backup will continue to bill customers as per their existing Azure offers (e.g. Pay-as-you-go, EA, Open, etc.) The pricing model also dosen’t change and follows the same pricing model as described here

In addition to workload support, Microsoft Azure Backup comes with support for backup of large data sources and long-term retention for up to 99 years, capability to recover data from Azure Backup vault using an alternate server and much more!

For details around prerequisites, configuration, FAQs, etc. refer to the Azure Backup documentation.

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Source: Microsoft Azure News

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