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October 2019

Oct 17

Azure Backup support for large disks up to 32 TB is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
Oct 1

Recovery Services REST API—Switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above

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.

  • Recovery Services
  • Azure Backup

September 2019

Sep 12

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Backup

August 2019

Aug 29

Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Backup
Aug 13

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

IN PREVIEW

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
Aug 7

Azure Backup is available in new Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Backup

May 2019

May 16

Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

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

April 2019

Apr 16

Announcing Azure Backup support to move Recovery Services vaults across subscriptions and resource groups

NOW AVAILABLE

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

March 2019

Mar 18

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

NOW 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

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

January 2019

Jan 23

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

IN PREVIEW

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

December 2018

Dec 4

Azure Backup simplifies data protection and protects against ransomware.

NOW AVAILABLE

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

November 2018

Nov 1

Enterprise backup for SQL Servers in Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

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

October 2018

Oct 6

Azure Backup available in Australia Central regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2018

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

  • Azure Backup
Oct 3

Azure Backup now supports Standard SSD Managed Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2018

Azure Backup supports Standard SSD Managed Disks, a new type of durable storage for Azure virtual machines.

  • Azure Backup

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
Apr 17

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Backup
Apr 10

Integration of Azure Backup into VM create experience

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
Apr 10

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

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
Apr 10

OMS Monitoring solution for Azure Backup using Azure Log Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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