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May 2022

May 24

General availability: Azure Backup supports backup of Write Accelerator enabled disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2022

Azure Virtual Machine backup protects Write Accelerator enabled disks

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Management
May 19

General availability: Azure Backup support for trusted launch Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2022

Configure backup of your trusted launch Azure Virtual Machines through enhanced policy

  • Azure Backup
  • Management

April 2022

Apr 7

General availability: Azure Backup now supports vault-archive tier for Azure VMs

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now provides the capability to move long term retention (LTR) recovery points to low-cost archive tier for Azure Virtual Machines.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
Apr 6

Public preview: Azure Backup supports metrics and metric alerts for Azure Blobs

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management

March 2022

Mar 1

Generally available: Azure Backup protects Azure Files snapshots via lease feature integration

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now acquires a lease on the snapshots taken by scheduled/on-demand backup jobs.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

February 2022

Feb 24

Generally available: Utilize multiple backups per day for Azure Files in Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Files
  • Features
Feb 7

Private preview: AKS cluster persistent volume backup

IN PREVIEW

AKS persistent volume backup provides backup and restore ability for the persistent volumes of your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Management
  • Open Source
  • Features
Feb 2

Generally available: Azure PostgreSQL backup with long term retention

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Services
  • Features

January 2022

Jan 24

Generally available: Azure Backup releases new updates for hybrid backups

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Security
  • Features
Jan 10

Azure Backup - Automation updates - 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Summary of key automation updates for Azure Backup in 2021

  • Azure Backup
  • Management

November 2021

Nov 2

Azure Backup: Multi-user authorization for Backup is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Multi-user authorization for Backup provides enhanced protection for your Recovery Services vaults against unauthorized critical operations.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Services
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 2

Public preview: Metrics and Metric alerts for Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite

October 2021

Oct 29

Public preview: Multiple backups per day for Azure Files

IN PREVIEW

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 Files
  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Oct 25

General availability: Azure Backup now supports Archive Tier through Azure Portal

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features

September 2021

Sep 22

Public preview: At-scale management of Azure Monitor alerts in Backup center

IN PREVIEW

You can now manage your Azure Monitor alerts via Backup center.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Backup
  • Management
Sep 21

General availability: Oracle consistent snapshots using Azure VM Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features

August 2021

Aug 31

General availability: Azure Backup Offline backup with Azure Data Box

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Features
Aug 2

General availability: Azure Backup now supports Archive Tier for backups of SQL Server in Azure VMs

NOW 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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features

June 2021

Jun 17

General availability: Cross region Restore of SQL/SAP HANA running in Azure VM

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Jun 7

Azure Backup: Upgrade to TLS 1.2 or above for secure MARS agent backups by September 1, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Services
  • Security

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