Backup Resource Manager VMs using Recovery Services vault

Last updated: 03/03/2017

This template will use existing recovery services vault and existing backup policy, and configures backup of multiple Resource Manager VMs that belong to same resource group

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
existingVirtualMachinesResourceGroup Resource group where the virtual machines are located. This can be different than resource group of the vault.
existingVirtualMachines Array of Azure virtual machines. e.g. ["vm1","vm2","vm3"]
existingRecoveryServicesVault Recovery services vault name where the VMs will be backed up to.
existingBackupPolicy Backup policy to be used to backup VMs. Backup POlicy defines the schedule of the backup and how long to retain backup copies. By default every vault comes with a 'DefaultPolicy' which canbe used here.

Use the template

PowerShell
New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-recovery-services-backup-vms/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell
Command line
azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-recovery-services-backup-vms/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface