Backup existing IaasVM using Recovery Services

Last updated: 06/03/2017

This template will use existing recovery services vault and existing backup policy, and configures protection of multiple classic and ARM based Azure IaasVMs.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
existingRecoveryServicesVaultName Name of the Existing Recovery Services Vault (Vault and VM to be protected must be in same GEO)
existingProtectionContainers Array of iaasvm protection containers. This will take different input for classic and ARM vms. e.g. iaasvmcontainer;iaasvmcontainerv2;my-resource-group;my-arm-vm for ARM vm and iaasvmcontainer;iaasvmcontainer;my-classic-vm;my-classic-vm for classic vm
existingProtectableItems Array of iaasvm protectable items. This will take different input for classic and ARM vms. e.g. vm;iaasvmcontainerv2;my-resource-group;my-arm-vm for ARM vm and vm;iaasvmcontainer;my-classic-vm;my-classic-vm for classic vm
existingSourceResourceIds Array of resourceid of iaasvm protectable items. Provide resourceids of each VMs for which you want to configure protection. e.g. /subscriptions/subscriptionid/resourceGroups/resourceGroupName/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/vmName
existingBackupPolicyName Name of existing Backup Policy in same Recovery Services Vault.

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/201-recovery-services-backup-classic-resource-manager-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/201-recovery-services-backup-classic-resource-manager-vms/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface