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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 for SAP HANA now supports HANA incremental backups which allows you to have faster and more cost-effective backups.
Soft Delete for Azure Backup for SQL and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available.
Using the Selective disks backup feature, you get an option to backup subset of the data disks in an Azure Virtual Machine.
Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached managed disks.
Pre-packaged script based solution to get application consistent snapshots for Oracle and MySQL DBs. Just provide connection information and workload name and leverage the instant restore benefit of Azure VM backups and minimize costs by selectively include/excluding relevant disks.
Now you can retain backups for up to 10 years by defining your own backup and retention policy for individual databases on PostgreSQL servers.
Backup Center currently is in public preview for the workloads of Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers and limited public preview for the workloads SQL in Azure VMs, SAP HANA in Azure VMs and Azure Files.
Following the introduction of Cross Region Restore of Azure VMs, Azure Backup has extended this capability to support SQL and SAP HANA backups.
Azure Files now adds support for NFS v4.1 file system protocol for an easy migration of your Linux-centric workloads.
On August 1, 2020, Azure Backups support for HANA databases running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) became generally available. This offering is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South, and US Gov IOWA.
Azure Backup now supports restoring unmanaged VMs/Disks as Managed Disks, backup for Virtual Machine Scale Sets, and allows replacing existing disks for VMs with Managed Service Identity
Use self-managed RSA keys stored in the Azure Key Vault to encrypt your backups and maintain full control of your data.
Optimize your costs and enjoy faster backup and restore operations by selectively backing up a subset of the data disks in a VM.
Azure Backup locally redundant storage (LRS) and geo-redundant storage (GRS) data stored meter ID changes
Effective 1st September, 2020, the meter IDs of Azure Backup—LRS and GRS data stored will change in the ZA West and ZA North regions.
Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, is now available in preview. This preview is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South and US Gov IOWA.
To provide protection against cyberattacks or accidental deletion, Azure Backup now has protection against the accidental or malicious deletion of backed-up file shares. shares
Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached disks.
Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.
Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.
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