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    September 2019

    Sep 12

    Azure Backup support for large disks up to 30 TB is now in public preview

    Announcing the public preview support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TB size.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features

    August 2019

    Aug 29

    Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

    We now provide soft delete capability to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    Aug 13

    Announcing Azure Backup limited public preview support for large disks up to 30TB size

    Today, we are announcing the limited public preview of larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TiB size. This preview provides production level support for managed virtual machines.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Services
    Aug 7

    Azure Backup is available in new Azure regions

    Azure Backup is now available in West India, UAE Central, UAE North, South Africa North, and South Africa West Azure regions.

    • Azure Backup
    • Regions & Datacenters

    May 2019

    May 16

    Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

    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.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security

    April 2019

    Apr 16

    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.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

    March 2019

    Mar 18

    Azure Backup SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    Learn about this 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 Backup
    • Virtual Machines
    • SQL Reporting
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management

    February 2019

    Feb 12

    Backup SQL Server in Azure VM Protected Instances resource GUID and name change

    Effective April 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs and names for Backup SQL Server in Azure VM Protected Instances will change.

    • Azure Backup
    • Services

    January 2019

    Jan 23

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

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

    • Azure Backup
    • Storage Accounts
    • File Storage
    • Compliance

    December 2018

    Dec 4

    Azure Backup simplifies data protection and protects against ransomware.

    Azure Backup is simple to use because it’s 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

    Nov 1

    Enterprise backup for SQL Servers in Azure Virtual Machines

    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
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services

    October 2018

    Oct 6

    Azure Backup available in Australia Central regions

    Target availability: Q3 2018

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

    • Azure Backup
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Oct 3

    Azure Backup now supports Standard SSD Managed Disks

    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

    Apr 19

    Azure Backup now supports network-restricted storage accounts

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

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    Apr 17

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

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

    • Azure Backup
    Apr 10

    Integration of Azure Backup into VM create experience

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

    • Azure Backup
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    Apr 10

    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
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    Apr 10

    OMS Monitoring solution for Azure Backup using Azure Log Analytics

    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

    Mar 16

    Azure Backup is now available in France

    Azure Backup is now available in Azure France.

    • Azure Backup
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Mar 16

    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

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