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Azure Backup and Restore

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All virtual machine disks have a built-in backup system as part of the service level agreement with Azure, however, the settings for the virtual machines are not covered by this.

In this Lab, you will see how to backup and restore a virtual machine.


In this Lab exercise, you will:

Start with a pre-existing virtual network and a single virtual machine. Then, you will complete the below tasks.

  • Create an Azure Recovery Service Vault
  • Connect to the VM with RDP
  • Install IIS on the lab VM with PowerShell
  • Backup the VM
  • Perform a restore of the VM


Nov 23, 2021 - Updated security permission issue with the storage account resource



About the author


David has been a trainer with QA for over 12 years and has been training cloud technologies since 2017.  Currently certified in Microsoft and Alibaba cloud technologies David has previously been a system and Network administrator amongst other roles.    

Currently, he is a Principle Technology Learning Specialist (Cloud) at QA. He loves nothing more than teaching cloud-based courses and also has a passion for teaching PowerShell scripting.

Outside of work, his main love is flying Radio control airplanes, and teaching people to fly them.

Lab steps

Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Create an Azure Recovery Vault
Connect to the VM and Install IIS
Backup a Virtual Machine
Perform a restore