Back Up Files and Folders with the Azure Backup Agent

Lab Steps

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Logging into the Microsoft Azure Portal
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Creating an Azure Recovery Services Vault
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Understanding the High-Level Process for Backing Up Files and Folders to Azure
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Connecting to the Virtual Machine (RDP)
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Installing the Azure Backup Agent
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Scheduling Backups with the Azure Backup Agent
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Backing Up Files and Folders Immediately with the Azure Backup Agent
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Recovering Files and Folders with the Azure Backup Agent

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DifficultyBeginner
Max Duration1h
Students17

Description

Azure Backup is a service for backing up your data in Azure. You can back up files, folders, and system state of Windows machines running on-premises or in the cloud. Azure Backup can be used for more than just backing up files and folders but that is the focus of this lab.

The ability to back up files and folders hinges on installing an agent on any machine that you want to back up. The Azure Backup Agent, also known as the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) Agent, backs up data to a Recovery Services Vault in Azure. You can configure what files and folders to include in the backup, when the backup operations should occur, and how long the backed up data should be retained for. You will learn all about this while performing backup and restore operations in this Lab.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Backup and restore files and folders of Windows machines
  • Configure backup policies to schedule backups and define data retention periods
  • Understand how to back up on-demand using the Azure Backup Agent

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Azure administrators
  • AZ-103 exam candidates
  • Anyone responsible for backup and retention of data on Windows systems

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • Azure VM basics

You can complete the Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines course to satisfy the prerequisites.

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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.