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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: September, 2018
Azure Backup has expanded its operations to Australia Central and Australia Central 2.
Target availability: October, 2018
Azure Backup supports Standard SSD Managed Disks, a new type of durable storage for Azure virtual machines.
You can use the Azure Backup service to help protect SQL Server instances running on an Azure VM.
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.
Azure Backup is now available in Azure France.
Azure Backup now supports backup of large disks and a set of backup and restore improvements based on a new VM backup stack.
You can back up file shares automatically based on policy and restore instantly to a point in time by using the Azure portal.
We're excited to announce the general availability of application consistent backup for Linux VMs running in Azure by using Azure Backup.
You can use your OMS workspace and Log Analytics to monitor Azure backups across Recovery Services vaults and subscriptions.
Azure Backup provides the capability to back up a virtual machine while you're creating the VM in the Azure portal.
Azure Backup supports backup and restore of virtual machines that have managed or unmanaged disks encrypted through BEK or through a combination of BEK and KEK.
Enabling Storage Service Encryption at rest for all new data coming to Azure Backup from on-premises and in cloud.
Azure Backup has expanded its service to cover all Azure Government regions.
Instant recovery of files from Azure VM backups is generally available.