An OverView of Azure Backup
Implementing Azure Backup
Managing Azure VM Backups
Performing Azure VM Restores
Azure Backup Reports
The course is part of these learning paths
As the move to the cloud continues at a record pace, understanding how to properly backup and recover Azure virtual machines is becoming a key skill that every IT professional should possess.
In this course, you will learn how to plan and deploy Azure Backup and how to manage backups on a day-to-day basis. You will learn how to create the Recovery Services Vault that stores backed up data, how to create backup policies, and how to perform backup operations. You’ll also learn how to perform VM restores.
The topics covered in this Azure course map very closely to the learning objectives covered in the Microsoft Azure certification exams. By mastering the topics covered in this course, you will not only learn the skills necessary for day-to-day Azure Backup management but also learn the skills necessary to become Azure certified.
- Learn how to configure and review backup reports
- Understand how to perform backup operations
- Create a Recovery Services Vault
- Be able to create and configure backup policies
- Know how to assign backup policies
- Execute and perform restore operations
- IT Professionals interested in becoming Azure cloud architects
- IT Professionals preparing for Microsoft’s Azure certification exams
- General knowledge of IT infrastructure
- General knowledge of the Azure environment
Now that the backup policy has been created, we can associate the policy with a virtual machine by browsing to the vault and clicking backup policies. Click on the ellipses next to the new policy and then click associated items. Clicking add opens the backup goal blade where we can select Azure as our workload source and virtual machine as the workload that we want to backup. Clicking backup allows us to select the policy we wish to use.
So we'll select the new policy that we just created. Clicking okay takes us to the select items to backup menu where we can select the VM we want to backup. Clicking okay validates the section and clicking enable backup submits the backup to be run based on our defined and selected policy. When the deployment completes, we receive a notification that deployment has completed successfully.
About the Author
Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.
In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.