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Azure backup -Step by step deployment guide

Author: Sakaldeep

March 03, 2017

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 the azure data center, first, we need to create a backup vault where data will be stored by the backup agent as per the defined replication policies. During its creation, we should decide the 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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