Azure Backup

Cloning Azure VMs into Production via Azure Backup

Cloning Azure VMs into Production via Azure Backup

I wanted to share this experience I had on a project, and some lessons learned about it.   Scenario This project was typical, with both Production and Non-Production environments; all hosted within Azure. In the Non-Production environment, the various Application…

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…

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