SAP on Azure - Backup and Restore

SAP on Azure - Backup and Restore takes a looks at how to backup and restore the main elements of an SAP workload: virtual machines and databases. This course focuses on data protection from an operational, maintenance, and compliance perspective and complements the high availability and disaster recovery course. Azure infrastructure gives you the freedom to implement various backup methods, like ones native to your particular brand of database engine. It also has built-in backup functionality designed to work with a wide range of data sources.

Microsoft Azure Backup Service has native support for virtual machines, SAP HANA, SQL Server, and Azure Files. This course introduces Azure's backup service and how it can be applied to SAP workloads.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a foundational understanding of Azure Backup
  • Learn how to configure Azure Backup Service for natively supported data sources
  • Learn how to use Azure Backup Service with Oracle, a non-natively supported data source

Intended Audience

Anyone looking to understand and implement the backup and restore capabilities for their SAP workloads on Azure.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of Azure and SAP. Before taking this course, it is recommended that you take the Designing and Building a HADR for SAP Workloads on Azure course first.


Hi and welcome to this SAP on Azure - Backup and Restore course. This course looks at Azure Backup Service and how it can be used with SAP workloads to backup and protect data and infrastructure. Unlike the High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SAP Workloads course, this course comes from an operational, maintenance, and compliance perspective. The course is reasonably self-contained but does assume basic knowledge of the Azure environment and the creation of resources like virtual machines and basic database knowledge. As far as prerequisites go, completing the Designing an Azure Infrastructure for SAP Workloads course will be beneficial. While Azure Backup Service is no substitute for high availability and disaster recovery strategies, viewing the HADR SAP course will give you a context for the Azure Backup Service.  

My name is Hallam Webber, and I'll be your instructor for this course. We welcome all comments and feedback, so please feel free to reach out to us at with any questions or comments.

About the Author
Learning Paths

Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.