Azure Backup now supports selective disk backup and restore using Azure Virtual machine backup solution
Updated: January 31, 2020
Today, Azure Backup supports backing up all the disks (OS and data) in a VM together using the Virtual Machine backup solution. With exclude-disk functionality, you get an option to backup one or a few from the many data disks in a VM. This provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for your backup and restore needs. 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 applies to restore both from the snapshot and the vault.
This solution is particularly useful in the following scenarios: