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Target availability: Q2 2022
Azure Virtual Machine backup protects Write Accelerator enabled disks
Target availability: Q2 2022
Configure backup of your trusted launch Azure Virtual Machines through enhanced policy
Azure Backup now provides the capability to move long term retention (LTR) recovery points to low-cost archive tier for Azure Virtual Machines.
You can now monitor the restore job health of your backed up blobs via Azure Monitor metrics and write custom alert rules on these metrics.
Azure Backup now acquires a lease on the snapshots taken by scheduled/on-demand backup jobs.
Target availability: Q1 2022
The feature that allows you to configure multiple backups per day for Azure Files via backup policy is now generally available.
AKS persistent volume backup provides backup and restore ability for the persistent volumes of your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster.
Azure Backup and Azure Database Services bring to you a new backup solution for your PostgreSQL servers that retains backups for up to 10 years.
The new enhancements released for the security of hybrid backups enable you to integrate with MUA, protect against accidental deletion and avoid data loss in soft delete state.
Summary of key automation updates for Azure Backup in 2021
Multi-user authorization for Backup provides enhanced protection for your Recovery Services vaults against unauthorized critical operations.
Azure Backup now provides built-in metrics to enable you to monitor the health of your backups and write custom alert rules on these metrics.
Azure Backup now supports configuring multiple backups per day for Azure Files via backup policy. You can achieve RPO (Recovery Point Objective) up to 4 hours using Azure Files snapshot-based backup solution.
Azure Backup support to move backups for SQL and SAP HANA databases running in Azure VMs into the Archive tier, via Azure portal and Azure CLI, is also generally available.
You can now manage your Azure Monitor alerts via Backup center.
Azure Backup provides packaged pre-post scripts for Oracle VMs that can be used to instantly backup, create instant clones, reduce backup storage cost, and performance impact.
The capability to seed large initial Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) backups offline to recovery services vault using Azure Data Box is now generally available.
Azure Backup now provides the capability to move long term retention(LTR) recovery points to low-cost archive tier for SQL Server for Azure VM.
General availability of Cross Region Restore of SQL/SAP HANA databases running in Azure VM allows to restore data in the secondary region for compliance/audit and outage scenarios.
Target availability: Q3 2021
Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 ends September 1, 2021, please upgrade to TLS 1.2 to ensure secure and uninterrupted backups using MARS agent
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