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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
Sep 22

Preview of Zonal redundant Storage for Backup data from Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports storing backup data in Zone redundant storages (ZRS). Customers can leverage this capability to improve the resiliency of their backup data against data center outages.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Cross Region Restore (CRR) for SQL/SAP HANA using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Following the introduction of Cross Region Restore of Azure VMs, Azure Backup has extended this capability to support SQL and SAP HANA backups.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Public preview of Azure PostgreSQL backup with long term retention

IN PREVIEW

Now you can retain backups for up to 10 years by defining your own backup and retention policy for individual databases on PostgreSQL servers.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Introducing Azure Backup Center

IN PREVIEW

Backup Center currently is in public preview for the workloads of Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers and limited public preview for the workloads SQL in Azure VMs, SAP HANA in Azure VMs and Azure Files.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management

August 2020

Aug 19

Azure Backup for SAP HANA databases running on RHEL is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

On August 1, 2020, Azure Backups support for HANA databases running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) became generally available. This offering is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South, and US Gov IOWA.

  • Azure Backup
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Features
Aug 12

Improvements to Azure VM backups are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports restoring unmanaged VMs/Disks as Managed Disks, backup for Virtual Machine Scale Sets, and allows replacing existing disks for VMs with Managed Service Identity

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Aug 12

Encryption of backup data using customer managed keys is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use self-managed RSA keys stored in the Azure Key Vault to encrypt your backups and maintain full control of your data.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Aug 6

Selective disks backup for Azure Virtual Machine is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Optimize your costs and enjoy faster backup and restore operations by selectively backing up a subset of the data disks in a VM.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

July 2020

Jul 28

Azure Backup locally redundant storage (LRS) and geo-redundant storage (GRS) data stored meter ID changes

Effective September 1, 2020, the meter IDs of Azure Backup—LRS and GRS data stored will change in the ZA West and ZA North regions.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services

May 2020

May 27

Backup your SAP HANA databases running on RHEL using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, is now available in preview. This preview is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South, and US Gov IOWA.

  • Azure Backup
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Features
May 27

Azure Backup now provides protection against accidental deletion of Azure file shares

NOW AVAILABLE

To provide protection against cyberattacks or accidental deletion, Azure Backup now has protection against the accidental or malicious deletion of backed-up file shares. shares

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
May 19

Azure Virtual Machines—Support for backup is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Build
  • Management
May 14

Azure Private Link is now available for multiple new Azure services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Event Hubs
  • Event Grid
  • Service Bus
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Container Registry
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure SignalR Service
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Security
  • Services
  • Compliance

April 2020

Apr 29

Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available

  • Azure Backup
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Management
Apr 1

Azure Backup solution for SAP HANA databases is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Azure Backup’s solution for SAP HANA databases is now generally available in all Azure Public and Gov Regions (with the exception of Germany Northeast and Germany central, France South & US Gov IOWA)

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters

March 2020

Mar 4

Backup Reports is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup has released a new and improved reporting solution in public preview. With Backup Reports, you can now gain rich insights on your backups by aggregating data across workload types, vaults, subscriptions, regions and tenants, all on the Azure portal.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Lighthouse
  • Management

February 2020

Feb 19

Azure Backup offline-backup with Azure Data Box

IN PREVIEW

Now Azure Backup customers can take advantage of Azure Data Box to move large backups of critical enterprise data through offline mechanisms.

  • Azure Backup
  • Data Box
  • Management

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