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September 2023

Sep 14

Preview: Save Azure Backup Recovery Services Agent (MARS) passphrase to Azure Key Vault

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup customers using the Recovery Services Agent (MARS) can now save your encryption passphrase directly to Azure Key Vault.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Sep 14

General availability: Selective Disk Backup and Restore in Enhanced Policy for Azure VM Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

We are adding the “Selective Disk Backup and Restore” capability in Enhanced Policy of Azure VM Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Sep 14

Preview: Cross Region Restore (CRR) for Recovery Services Agent (MARS) using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Cross Region Restore for Recovery Services Agent for Azure Backup customers is now supported and is available for preview in all Azure public regions.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

August 2023

Aug 14

Public Preview: Azure Backup now supports Cross Region Restore for PostgreSQL backups

IN PREVIEW

Cross Region Restore for PostgreSQL backups fore Azure Backup customers is now supported and is available in multiple public regions.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

June 2023

Jun 6

Generally available: Multiple backups per day for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Protect Azure Virtual Machines with Recovery Point Objective (RPO) as low as four hours.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

May 2023

May 24

Public preview: Soft delete of Recovery Points for Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup's soft delete of recovery points allows you to recover any recovery points that may have been accidentally or maliciously deleted owing to operations that could lead to deletion of one or more recovery points.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Security
May 3

Generally Available: Azure Backup Server V4

NOW AVAILABLE

V4 is the latest upgrade for Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS). Azure Backup Server can now be installed on Windows Server 2022 with SQL Server 2022 as its database. MABS V4 brings key enhancements in the areas of workload support, performance and security.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

April 2023

Apr 26

Public Preview: Support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2023

Public preview for the support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
Apr 5

Public Preview: Support for Azure VMs using Ultra disks in Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2023

Public preview for the support for Azure VMs using Ultra disks in Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management

March 2023

Mar 31

Transition to built-in Azure Monitor alerts for Recovery Services vaults in Azure Backup by 31 March 2026

Target retirement date: March 31, 2026

Classic alerts for Azure Backup will be retired on 31 March, 2026

  • Azure Backup
  • Retirements
Mar 15

Public Preview - Backup for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup is announcing public preview of Backup for AKS allowing customers to protect their applications by providing ability to backup and restore AKS clusters.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 15

Public Preview: Selective Disk Backup and Restore in Enhanced Policy for Azure VM Backup

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2023

We are adding the “Selective Disk Backup and Restore” capability in Enhanced Policy of Azure VM Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Mar 13

Generally available: Immutable vaults for Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2023

Immutable vaults help you protect your backups against threats like ransomware attacks and malicious actors by ensuring that your backup data cannot be deleted before its intended expiry time.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
  • Security

February 2023

Feb 16

Azure Backup: Enhanced experience for creating and managing private endpoints for Recovery Services vaults is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now provides an improved experience for creating and using private endpoints for your Recovery Services vaults.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
  • Security

January 2023

Jan 9

Azure VM backup: General availability updates for Dec, 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure VM backup now takes a SQL COPY_ONLY_FULL snapshots in SQL Virtual machines to avoid reset of Log sequence numbers and reduce snapshot delays

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Management
Jan 4

Azure Backup for SAP HANA: General availability updates for Dec 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

In Dec 2022, the following updates and enhancements were made for Azure Backup for SAP HANA – a backint certified database backup solution for SAP HANA databases in Azure VMs.Long term retention for…

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features

November 2022

Nov 30

General Availability of Cross Zonal Restore of Azure Virtual Machines from Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Cross Zonal Restore for Azure Virtual Machines helps to restore to any zone of your choice.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
Nov 29

Private preview: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup is announcing private preview of AKS Backup providing ability to backup and restore AKS clusters.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

October 2022

Oct 17

General availability: Zone-redundant storage support by Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2022

Azure Backup enables you to configure cost-efficient backups while meeting your data residency requirements.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Oct 13

Public preview: Enhanced soft delete for Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Enhanced soft delete helps you recover your backup data after it has been deleted, giving you protection against data loss scenarios like ransomwares, malicious actors, and accidental deletes.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
  • Features
  • Security

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