Azure Backup for Workload in Azure Virtual Machines

Last updated: 26-03-2019

This template creates a Recovery Services Vault and a Workload specific Backup Policy. Registers VM with Backup service and Configures Protection

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
vaultName Name of the Vault
vmResourceGroup Resource group of Compute VM containing the workload
vmName Name of the Compute VM containing the workload
policyName Backup Policy Name
databaseInstanceName Name of database server instance
databaseName Name of protectable data source i.e. Database Name
isNewVault Conditional parameter for New or Existing Vault
isNewPolicy Conditional parameter for New or Existing Backup Policy
workloadType Workload type which is installed in VM and Pre-Registration Steps are performed
protectedItemType Protected Item (Database) type
location Location for all resources.

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-recovery-services-vm-workload-backup/azuredeploy.json
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-recovery-services-vm-workload-backup/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface