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June 2021

17 Jun

General availability: Cross region Restore of SQL/SAP HANA running in Azure VM

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability of Cross Region Restore of SQL/SAP HANA databases running in Azure VM allows to restore data in the secondary region for compliance/audit and outage scenarios.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
7 Jun

Azure Backup: Upgrade to TLS 1.2 or above for secure MARS agent backups by September 1, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2021

Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 ends September 1, 2021, please upgrade to TLS 1.2 to ensure secure and uninterrupted backups using MARS agent

  • Azure Backup
  • Security
  • Services
  • Management

May 2021

12 May

General availability | Azure NetApp Files : Application Consistent Snapshot tool (AzAcSnap)

NOW AVAILABLE

AzAcSnap is a command-line tool for simplifying data protection for third-party databases in Linux environments

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Features
5 May

Azure Backup: Operational backup for Azure Blobs is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Operational backup for Azure Blobs gives you a managed data protection solution for block blobs in your storage accounts.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management

April 2021

22 Apr

Public preview: Enhancements to encryption using customer managed keys for Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Encryption of backup data in Recovery Services vaults using customer managed keys has enhancements in public preview.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
12 Apr

General availability: Azure Blob storage supports objects up to 200 TB in size

NOW AVAILABLE

When moving from on premises, you no longer need to split your large files into separate parts to store and process in the cloud. Supporting a single object size up to 200TB removes one complexity when using Azure Storage.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services
1 Apr

Public preview: Backup & restore of Azure VM Scale Sets with flexible orchestration is now supported

IN PREVIEW

Azure virtual machine scale sets provide the management capabilities for applications that run across many VMs, automatic scaling of resources, and load balancing of traffic. Scale set orchestration modes allow you to have greater control over how virtual machine instances are managed by the scale set.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management
1 Apr

General availability: Azure Backup supports backup and restore of Azure Dedicated Host

NOW AVAILABLE

To protect your valuable resources, Azure Backup now supports backup & restore of Azure Virtual Machines with dedicated host.

  • Azure Dedicated Host
  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management

March 2021

29 Mar

Backup for Azure Managed Disk is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Disk Backup offers snapshot lifecycle management to Azure Managed Disk by automating periodic creation of snapshot and retain it for configured duration using Backup policy.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
2 Mar

Backup Center is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Backup Center enables centralized backup management allowing you to monitor, operate, govern, and optimize data protection at scale.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
2 Mar

Backup Reports is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Gain visibility into backup job statistics, consumption trends and optimization opportunities across your Recovery Services vaults.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
1 Mar

Azure Backup for SAP HANA: Incremental backup is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Create cost-effective, faster backup policies with weekly full and daily HANA incremental and protect even large HANA databases.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
1 Mar

Azure Backup: Operational backup for Azure Blobs is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Operational backup for Azure Blobs gives you a managed data protection solution for block blobs in your storage accounts.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management

February 2021

17 Feb

Cross Region Restore of Azure VMs now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Today we are announcing the general availability of Cross Region Restore (CRR) for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) support using Microsoft Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management
11 Feb

Azure Backup for SAP HANA: Soft limit increased from 2 TB to 8 TB

NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can protect larger SAP HANA DBs (such as Mv2 – 12 TB RAM machines) with the enhanced data transfer capabilities from Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
2 Feb

Support for more workloads, tag based policies now in Backup Center public preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2021

Backup Center now supports SQL in Azure VMs, SAP HANA in Azure VMs and Azure Files. New Azure Policies allow you to deploy backup at scale based on resource group and tag information.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management

January 2021

18 Jan

Backup for Azure Managed Disk is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2021

Azure Backup offers snapshot lifecycle management to Azure Managed Disk by automating periodic creation of snapshot and retain it for configured duration using Backup policy.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
18 Jan

Azure Backup: Encryption at rest using customer-managed keys is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt your backups using customer-managed keys for more security and control.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management

November 2020

25 Nov

Azure Resource Manager template support for Azure file share backup

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now leverage Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template to configure backup for Azure file shares.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management
17 Nov

Azure Backup for SAP HANA backup - User management improvements

NOW AVAILABLE

The permissions required by a Azure Backup user for SAP HANA backup is now much simpler and automatically handled by a simple script from Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Management

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