Get started with Azure Backup
Azure Backup is a simple yet powerful service that empowers customers to back up Microsoft workloads to the Cloud.
Create an Azure subscription
If you do not have an Azure Subscription, sign up for a free trial and get access to recovery services.
1. Set up Backup vault
- Log in to the Microsoft Azure classic portal and create a Backup Vault under the Recovery services.
- Download the Microsoft Azure Backup Agent and the Vault Credentials file from your backup vault’s Quick Start page.
2. Install and register
- Install the Microsoft Azure Backup Agent on your on-premises server. Register the server to the Backup service using the vault credentials file.
- Provide a passphrase to encrypt the data. Make sure you save this passphrase to an external location. In case this key is lost, the data cannot be retrieved. Note that Microsoft has no knowledge of this key.