Backup existing IaasVM using Recovery Services

Last updated: 3/6/2017

This template will use existing recovery services vault and existing backup policy, and configures protection of multiple classic and ARM based Azure IaasVMs.

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Parameter Name Description
existingRecoveryServicesVaultName Name of the Existing Recovery Services Vault (Vault and VM to be protected must be in same GEO)
existingProtectionContainers Array of iaasvm protection containers. This will take different input for classic and ARM vms. e.g. iaasvmcontainer;iaasvmcontainerv2;my-resource-group;my-arm-vm for ARM vm and iaasvmcontainer;iaasvmcontainer;my-classic-vm;my-classic-vm for classic vm
existingProtectableItems Array of iaasvm protectable items. This will take different input for classic and ARM vms. e.g. vm;iaasvmcontainerv2;my-resource-group;my-arm-vm for ARM vm and vm;iaasvmcontainer;my-classic-vm;my-classic-vm for classic vm
existingSourceResourceIds Array of resourceid of iaasvm protectable items. Provide resourceids of each VMs for which you want to configure protection. e.g. /subscriptions/subscriptionid/resourceGroups/resourceGroupName/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/vmName
existingBackupPolicyName Name of existing Backup Policy in same Recovery Services Vault.
location Location for all resources.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --name <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface