Azure backup -Step by step deployment guide

Author: Sakaldeep Yadav

This is the continuation of “Azure Backup – backup solution for SME”, here we will see how to backup and recovery data(file/folder) from/to windows server.

High level implementation plan:

  1. Prepare Azure Backup vault.
  2. Installing Azure Backup agent.
  3. Schedule the backup to Azure
  4. Recover data from Azure.

Step 1: Preparing Azure Backup Vault

To store data in azure data center, first we need to create backup vault where data will be stored by backup agent as per the defined replication policies. During its creation, we should decide geographic region and data replication method.

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Search for OMS

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Click on Backup and Site Recovery (OMS)

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Click on create button.

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Provide backup vault name, resource group name and region name.  You will be shown like below on dashboard. Here AUBNBckupVault is name of recovery vault.

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Step 2: Installing Azure Backup agent

To get started, click on backup vault that we created then click on Backup.

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Prepare backup goal as below.

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Prepare infrastructure instruction. Download agent and register credentials.

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Install agent on target server. It is very straight forward installation, after installation of agent, register to the Azure vault using downloaded registration credential.

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And complete the wizard. After registration to the backup vault, we need to schedule backup.

Step 3: Schedule the backup to Azure

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On the Select Retention Policy page, we have some pretty flexible options for retaining our backed-up data for longer periods of time.

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After backup of data, verify on Azure portal.

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Step 4: Recover data from Azure

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.On the Select Volume and Date page, you use the drop-down to pick the volume from which your backup was taken, and then you’re presented with a calendar with some dates in bold representing points in time when you’ve completed past backups.

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After this verify the data on the local server.

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