Azure Backup

Create a New VM From An Existing Managed Disk

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

In previous posts I have shown how to restore the disks of a VM to a storage account and how to create managed disks from those VHD blobs. In this post, I will show how to create a new VM from a managed disk. When these 3 steps are done together, this is an easy way to restore an Azure virtual [...]

Create an Azure Managed Disk from a VHD Blob

September 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

This post will show you how to create a managed disk from a VHD blob file, such as one you’ve uploaded or restored from a virtual machine backup. In my example, I have restored the virtual hard disks of an Azure VM to a storage account called aidanfinnrestore. I am going to create a new managed [...]

Restore an Azure Virtual Machine’s Hard Disks

September 7, 2017 // 2 Comments

In this post, I’ll show you how to restore just the disks of an Azure virtual machine. This is useful if you want to restore a virtual machine to an availability set, or restore it as a different series/size. Restoring to Availability Sets For some reason that I do not know, we cannot restore a [...]

Microsoft Azure Backup Server v2 Launched

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

Microsoft has launched version 2 of MABS, the Microsoft Azure Backup Server v2, with support for Windows Server 2016 and vSphere 6.5. So far we’ve had 2 versions (v1 and v1 update 1) of MABS, the freely licensed (but your pay Azure Backup pricing) slightly modified version of System Center Data [...]

Microsoft Azure Backup MARS Agent Supports System State

May 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that the Azure Backup MARS agent will support the protection of System State on Windows Server. This is a preview release. I started talking about Azure Backup 3 years ago, and one of the “we’re not doing it” questions was “does it backup system state”. The answer [...]

Seeding Azure Backup Using Secure Disk Transfer

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft’s online backup service, Azure Backup, was recently updated to greatly improve how the first big backup is done to the cloud. These improvements impacted the Azure Backup MARS agent, Microsoft Azure Backup Server, and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). I recently recorded a [...]
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