How to configure Azure File Sync?

Hello all, Long time no see, so now it is time for a new blog post. Today’s topic: Azure File Sync and how configure it. When Azure Files was introduced, in some way it was “revolutional”. Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via SMB. You are able to…

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How to create Azure File Share

Hello all, Azure Files is part off Azure Storage that gives you the ability to create fully accessible SMB file shares. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux, and macOS. In general, process is pretty simple, but in this post I will show you how to do…

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How to add two Public IPs to Azure VM?

Hello all, By default, each Azure virtual machine has one NIC with, or without, public IP address. If you have virtual machine that has public IP address, by design, everything will be configured automatically. All traffic that comes to instance public IP address will be forwarded to instance private IP address. But, what if you…

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How to backup on-premise VMs using Azure Backup (part III)

Hello, Once you have prepared the infrastructure for backing up Hyper-V VMs to Azure using MABS, that is explained in one of previous posts, you just need to create Protection Group. As a first step, you need to open Protection blade and click to New, if you want to create new protection group. Then, you…

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How to backup on-premise VMs using Azure Backup (part II)

Hello all, In one of previous posts, we have covered installation of MABS. Now, we need to configure MABS to backup Hyper-V virtual machines. Before we start with creation Protection Group (a.k.a. Backup Job) we need to add dedicated disk for backing up. This is important, because MABS still works in Disk-Disk-Cloud model. Another important…

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How to configure Azure backup for Azure VMs

Hello all, In the first post of this series about Azure Backup, you could see how to create backup vault as a required service for Azure Backup. Now it’s time to show you how to backup your Azure VMs. Although this task is pretty easy, backing up Azure VMs is the most common scenario for…

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How to backup on-premise VMs using Azure Backup (part I)

Hello fellows, In one of the previous posts, I have explained you how to configure Azure Backup for backing up Azure VMs. Although this scenario is the most common, there are other options for using Azure Backup. One of them, that will be described in a few following posts, is backing up on-premise virtual machines…

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Azure Backup – How to . . .

Hello all, During over the last few years, in ransomware era, some of my clients had issues with data loss due to “ransomware attack”. Few of them didn’t have any kind of backup solution, as well in few situations they didn’t have valid and tested backups. In worst case scenarios, their backups were encrypted, as…

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How to set static IP address for Virtual Machines

Hello all, By default, each Virtual Machine in Azure has a private IP address. That IP address comes from Virtual Network embedded DHCP and, by default, is configured as Dynamic. In some scenarios, private dynamic IP address is not appropriate and you need to configure private IP address to be static. In on-premise infrastructure,  you…

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