Azure Backup

VM Managed Disks, Resource Locks, and Failed Backup Snapshot Cleanups

VM Managed Disks, Resource Locks, and Failed Backup Snapshot Cleanups

Here’s another scenario that I ran into with a customer. In Azure, for Production workloads, it is considered a best practice to place Delete Locks on your Resource Groups, Resources, etc. in order to prevent accidental deletion. It is also…

Getting Azure Backup to Work With Azure Security Center’s Just-In-Time VM Access

Getting Azure Backup to Work With Azure Security Center’s Just-In-Time VM Access

I ran into an issue recently with one of my customers, where the need for Security conflicted with the need for Backups. With some help from others that had similar issues, along with the awesome Azure Backup team (they are…

Using Azure Backup Logs in Azure Log Analytics (aka OMS)

Using Azure Backup Logs in Azure Log Analytics (aka OMS)

If you’ve followed along with some of my previous posts (i.e. Azure Backup Now Has Reports or How-To Create Custom Azure Backup Reports Using the Data Model, then you should already have Azure Backup configured to send Log data to an…

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 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,…

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