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Azure Backup support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 32 TB is now generally available. No user action is required to get the backups running for the large sized disks, if the virtual machine is already configured with Azure Backup.
If you’re directly accessing the backup protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS, or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above.
Announcing the public preview support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TB size.
We now provide soft delete capability to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.
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 is now available in West India, UAE Central, UAE North, South Africa North, and South Africa West Azure regions.
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 that uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.
Effective April 1, 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’s 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 that 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.
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