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 Azure Backup implementation. Once you have created backup vault, you just need to follow procedure. One the most important thing that you need to know is that backup vault and resources need to be in same Azure region. Otherwise, you will not be able to see resources as available for backing up.
Once you open your backup vault, you need to click on Backup in blade and then select what workload you need to protect with Azure Backup (Azure in this scenario).
Then, you need to select what you want to backup from selected workload (Virtual Machine in this scenario).
Third step in configuring is defining the backup retention policy. By default, DefaultPolicy will keep your VMs for “only” 30 days. If you don’t like this configuration of DefaultPolicy, you can create your own.
The last step in process is selecting Virtual Machines that you want to backup.
When the backup is configured, you just need to wait for backup schedule start. If you click to Backup Jobs under Monitoring in Recovery Service vault blade, you can track backup progress and monitoring.
So, let’s start to backing up your Azure VMs.