Azure Backup is a service provided by Microsoft Azure to back up and restore our vital data over the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup Service replaces our existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. It is not only used as cloud storage to back up our data to the cloud, but we can even use our existing local disc to back up the data. So, Azure backup works with this heterogeneous storage environment with the combination of on-premises storage and even cloud storage.
Features Of Azure Backup
- Offers unlimited scaling
- Automatic Storage Help
- Retention that’s Long-Term
- Data Encryption
- Data Transfer Is Unlimited
Benefits of Azure Backup
- Automatic storage management
- Unlimited scaling
- Multiple Storage options
- Application consistent backup
- Long-Term retention
Working on Azure backup Service
O365 Backup services have risen from just being a simple flat file backup solution to an all-in-one sandbox for all your backup service needs. From BMR to SQL databases, Azure Backup now gives you one centralized location to manage your data and infrastructure.
The first thing we do when we’re using Azure backup is to define a backup policy. The policy describes how frequently you require to take a backup and also which target you need to back up. After that, we also identify the destination where the data need to get stored, which in most cases, it’s going to be the recovery services vault. The backup of the data will not get stored in a storage account, and it will be stored in the recovery service vault, which is also an online storage facility where we can save the backup of all our virtual machines.
The first one is directly through their Virtual Machine configuration setup. With just a click of a button, you can have your VM on the Azure backup schedule as soon as your machine is created. Please note that to use Azure Backup Services, it does need you to have a Recovery Service Vault. You can either create before setting up your other resources that will use it or have Azure create while standing up the VM.
How to take the backup of the VM using the Azure backup?
Step 1: Go into Virtual Machine(VM) and click on Backup. The following window will arise once you click on backup.
Step 2: Configure the Backup policy according to your needs and Click on Enable Back up.
Step 3: Now, go to the resource group and click on the Recovery Service vault that you have completed.
Step 4: In case you would like to take a backup from the recovery services vault and select different settings, then you can click on backup and then select where your workload is running.
Conclusion The Azure Backup is an Azure-based service that you can use to back up and restore your essential data/file in the Microsoft cloud. Apps4Rent provides managed Azure services and takes all responsibility for the design, delivery, and management of system software, infrastructure configurations, and Azure service consumption. Apart from that Apps4Rent even provides Windows Cloud PC services with the uninterrupted phone, chat, and email support.