How-To Create Custom Azure Backup Reports Using the Data Model

How-To Create Custom Azure Backup Reports Using the Data Model

With the recent release of the Azure Backup Reports by the Azure Backup team, we now are starting to gain insight and visibility into our backups. Sure, we can navigate to the Recovery Services Vault (RSV) in the Azure portal…

Using ASR with a Standalone Hyper-V Host Configured as a Cluster

Using ASR with a Standalone Hyper-V Host Configured as a Cluster

I ran into this scenario when attempting to configure a demo environment. The source environment had a single Hyper-V host, but, it was also configured as a Hyper-V cluster. Why this was is unclear, but it posed some issues when…

Using the Azure Backup Direct Agent to Backup System State

Using the Azure Backup Direct Agent to Backup System State

Recently, Microsoft released the next version of the Microsoft Azure Backup Server (also known by the acronym of MABS). With this new version of MABS, we now get enhancements like: Being able to protect applications such as SQL 2016, SharePoint 2016,…

Azure Backup Now Has Reports

Azure Backup Now Has Reports

Recently, the Azure Backup team released a set of PowerBI reports for Azure Backup. I had the privilege of being a part of the cognitive study while these reports were in development. Now, they are starting to become available for everyone.…

Backup is NOT Disaster Recovery, Why You Need Both to be Fully Covered!

Backup is NOT Disaster Recovery, Why You Need Both to be Fully Covered!

A few years ago I had the privilege to attend Azure Site Recovery Boot Camp training at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA. The experience was amazing, and I enjoyed it. In fact, we received a first-hand preview of the…

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