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May 2021

May 5

Azure Backup: Operational backup for Azure Blobs is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Operational backup for Azure Blobs gives you a managed data protection solution for block blobs in your storage accounts.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management

April 2021

Apr 22

Public preview: Enhancements to encryption using customer managed keys for Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Encryption of backup data in Recovery Services vaults using customer managed keys has enhancements in public preview.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
Apr 1

Public preview: Backup & restore of Azure VM Scale Sets with flexible orchestration is now supported

IN PREVIEW

Azure virtual machine scale sets provide the management capabilities for applications that run across many VMs, automatic scaling of resources, and load balancing of traffic. Scale set orchestration modes allow you to have greater control over how virtual machine instances are managed by the scale set.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management
Apr 1

General availability: Azure Backup supports backup and restore of Azure Dedicated Host

NOW AVAILABLE

To protect your valuable resources, Azure Backup now supports backup & restore of Azure Virtual Machines with dedicated host.

  • Azure Dedicated Host
  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management

March 2021

Mar 29

Backup for Azure Managed Disk is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Disk Backup offers snapshot lifecycle management to Azure Managed Disk by automating periodic creation of snapshot and retain it for configured duration using Backup policy.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Mar 2

Backup Center is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Backup Center enables centralized backup management allowing you to monitor, operate, govern, and optimize data protection at scale.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Backup Reports is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Gain visibility into backup job statistics, consumption trends and optimization opportunities across your Recovery Services vaults.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
Mar 1

Azure Backup for SAP HANA: Incremental backup is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Create cost-effective, faster backup policies with weekly full and daily HANA incremental and protect even large HANA databases.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management

February 2021

Feb 17

Cross Region Restore of Azure VMs now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Today we're announcing the general availability of Cross Region Restore (CRR) for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) support using Microsoft Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management
Feb 11

Azure Backup for SAP HANA: Soft limit increased from 2 TB to 8 TB

NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can protect larger SAP HANA DBs (such as Mv2 – 12 TB RAM machines) with the enhanced data transfer capabilities from Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
Feb 2

Support for more workloads, tag based policies now in Backup Center public preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2021

Backup Center now supports SQL in Azure VMs, SAP HANA in Azure VMs and Azure Files. New Azure Policies allow you to deploy backup at scale based on resource group and tag information.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management

January 2021

Jan 18

Backup for Azure Managed Disk is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2021

Azure Backup offers snapshot lifecycle management to Azure Managed Disk by automating periodic creation of snapshot and retain it for configured duration using Backup policy.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jan 18

Azure Backup: Encryption at rest using customer-managed keys is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt your backups using customer-managed keys for more security and control.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management

November 2020

Nov 25

Azure Resource Manager template support for Azure file share backup

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now leverage Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template to configure backup for Azure file shares.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 17

Azure Backup for SAP HANA backup - User management improvements

NOW AVAILABLE

The permissions required by a Azure Backup user for SAP HANA backup is now much simpler and automatically handled by a simple script from Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Management
Nov 17

Azure Backup for SAP HANA databases now supports Incremental backups – Public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup for SAP HANA now supports HANA incremental backups which allows you to have faster and more cost-effective backups.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 4

Azure Backup—Soft delete for SQL Server and SAP HANA running in Azure VM

NOW AVAILABLE

Soft Delete for Azure Backup for SQL and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available.

  • Azure Backup
  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 22

Selective disks backup for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Using the Selective disks backup feature, you get an option to backup subset of the data disks in an Azure Virtual Machine.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

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

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached managed disks. 

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

App-consistent backup for Oracle and MySQL DBs in preview

IN PREVIEW

Pre-packaged script based solution to get application consistent snapshots for Oracle and MySQL DBs. Just provide connection information and workload name and leverage the instant restore benefit of Azure VM backups and minimize costs by selectively include/excluding relevant disks.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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