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January 2019

23 Jan

Preview refresh: Azure Backup supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

IN PREVIEW

You can now retain your backup of Azure Files shares for 10 years by using Azure Backup and PowerShell.

  • Azure Backup
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Files
  • Compliance

December 2018

4 Dec

Azure Backup simplifies data protection and protects against ransomware.

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management

November 2018

1 Nov

Enterprise backup for SQL Servers in Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Backup
  • Services

October 2018

5 Oct

Azure Backup available in Australia Central regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2018

Azure Backup has expanded its operations to Australia Central and Australia Central 2.

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters
3 Oct

Azure Backup now supports Standard SSD Managed Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2018

Azure Backup supports Standard SSD Managed Disks, a new type of durable storage for Azure virtual machines.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

April 2018

19 Apr

Azure Backup now supports network-restricted storage accounts

Azure Backup now supports storage accounts which are secured with Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
17 Apr

Recovery Services vault limit increased to 500 vaults per subscription per region

NOW AVAILABLE

Recovery Services vault limit increased to 500 vaults per subscription per region.

  • Azure Backup
10 Apr

Integration of Azure Backup into VM create experience

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now enable backup of virtual machines while creating them from the Azure portal.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
10 Apr

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
10 Apr

OMS Monitoring solution for Azure Backup using Azure Log Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

March 2018

16 Mar

Azure Backup is now available in France

Azure Backup is now available in Azure France.

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Mar

General availability: Support for large disk backup and improvements for backup/restore

Azure Backup now supports backup of large disks and a set of backup and restore improvements based on a new VM backup stack.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

February 2018

27 Feb

Public preview: Azure Backup integration with Azure Files

IN PREVIEW

You can back up file shares automatically based on policy and restore instantly to a point in time by using the Azure portal.

  • Azure Backup
  • Storage Accounts
  • Recovery Services
27 Feb

General availability: Application consistent backup for Linux VMs by using Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

We're excited to announce the general availability of application consistent backup for Linux VMs running in Azure by using Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features
22 Feb

Using Azure Log Analytics and an OMS workspace to monitor Azure backups

You can use your OMS workspace and Log Analytics to monitor Azure backups across Recovery Services vaults and subscriptions.

  • Azure Backup
  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
6 Feb

Integration of Azure Backup into the VM creation experience

Azure Backup provides the capability to back up a virtual machine while you're creating the VM in the Azure portal.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features

January 2018

9 Jan

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

November 2017

21 Nov

Storage Service Encryption for Azure Backup data at rest

Enabling Storage Service Encryption at rest for all new data coming to Azure Backup from on-premises and in cloud.

  • Azure Backup
  • Compliance

August 2017

1 Aug

Azure Backup available in US DoD and new Azure Government regions

Azure Backup has expanded its service to cover all Azure Government regions.

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters

July 2017

27 Jul

General availability: Instant file recovery from Azure VM backups

NOW AVAILABLE

Instant recovery of files from Azure VM backups is generally available.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services

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