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February 2020

Feb 13

Azure Backup now supports Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

You can now migrate your on-premises Windows Server 2008 to Azure, where you can continue to run and back them up on Azure virtual machines using Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Feb 7

Backup Explorer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Backup now offers a new solution called Backup Explorer (in preview). Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass to perform real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Features
  • Management

January 2020

Jan 31

Azure Backup now supports selective disk backup and restore using Azure Virtual machine backup solution

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports exclude-disk functionality where you get an option to backup one or a few from the many data disks in a VM. Each recovery point contains data of the disks included in the backup operation, which further allows you to have a subset of disks restored from the given recovery point during the restore operation. This provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for your backup and restore needs.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Jan 27

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

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now provides soft delete for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines workloads along with the already supported Azure Virtual Machines soft delete scenario.

  • Azure Backup
  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jan 22

SAP HANA using Azure Backup now available in several Asia regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Backup solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Australia Central, Australia Central 2, Australia East (AE), Australia Southeast (ASE), Japan East (JPE), Japan West (JPW), Korea Central (KRC), and Korea South (KRS).

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jan 22

SAP HANA using Azure Backup now available in several Europe regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Backup solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure Virtual Machines is now available in West Europe (WE), North Europe (NE), France Central, France South, UK West (UKW), Germany North, Germany West Central, Germany Central, Germany North East, Switzerland North, and Switzerland West.

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters

December 2019

Dec 19

Azure Backup resource group for virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup policy for virtual machines (VMs) now lets you customize the resource group name created by Backup so you can update it as your company requires.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management

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
  • Features
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
  • Services
  • Management

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
  • Features

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
  • Features
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
  • Services
  • Features
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
  • Regions & Datacenters

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
  • Security
  • Features
  • Management

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
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management

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
  • Features
  • Compliance
  • Management

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
  • Services

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
  • Compliance

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
  • Management

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
  • Services

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