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NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.
Announcing Azure Backup support to move Recovery Services vaults across subscriptions and resource groups
Announcing the GA support for move functionality for recovery services vaults where you can migrate a vault between subscriptions and resource groups with a few steps, in minimal downtime and without any data-loss of old backups. You can move RS vault and retain recovery points of protected VMs to restore to any point in time later.
Target availability: Q1 2019
Learn about this pay-as-you-go service which uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.
Effective 1st April 2019, the resource GUIDs and names for Backup SQL Server in Azure VM Protected Instances will change.
You can now retain your backup of Azure Files shares for 10 years by using Azure Backup and PowerShell.
Azure Backup is simple to use because it is a modern software-as-a-service application built into the platform to give you the latest updates while reducing management.
Users can backup their SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). This workload backup capability is built as an infrastructure-less, pay-as-you-go service that uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.
Target availability: Q3 2018
Azure Backup has expanded its operations to Australia Central and Australia Central 2.
Target availability: Q4 2018
Azure Backup supports Standard SSD Managed Disks, a new type of durable storage for Azure virtual machines.
Azure Backup now supports storage accounts which are secured with Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks.
Recovery Services vault limit increased to 500 vaults per subscription per region.
You can now enable backup of virtual machines while creating them from the Azure portal.
Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.
Now you can use your Operations Management Suite (OMS) workspace and Azure Log Analytics to monitor backups across Recovery Services Vaults and Subscriptions.
Azure Backup is now available in Azure France.
Azure Backup now supports backup of large disks and a set of backup and restore improvements based on a new VM backup stack.
You can back up file shares automatically based on policy and restore instantly to a point in time by using the Azure portal.
We're excited to announce the general availability of application consistent backup for Linux VMs running in Azure by using Azure Backup.
You can use your OMS workspace and Log Analytics to monitor Azure backups across Recovery Services vaults and subscriptions.
Azure Backup provides the capability to back up a virtual machine while you're creating the VM in the Azure portal.