General availability: Azure Backup now supports Archive Tier through Azure Portal
Published date: October 25, 2021
We announced recently that you can retain your backups for a longer duration in a cost effective manner using Azure Backup’s Vault-Archive tier for your Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines. We had introduced the use of this feature only via PowerShell.
With this update, we have introduced support for using the Vault-Archive tier of Azure Storage via Azure Portal and Azure CLI. Also, the ability to move the backups of SAP HANA databases running in Virtual Machines from Vault-Standard tier (erstwhile known as “Vault” tier) to Vault-Archive tier, is now generally available. In the screenshot below, you can see an overview of the Azure Portal experience for moving all eligible recovery points to the vault archive tier for SQL Server and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines. Learn more to use this for your backups today.
The support of Vault-Archive tier for Azure Virtual machine backups continues to be in limited preview and you can sign up for your vaults using the preview form.
Support matrix for Azure Backup’s Vault-Archive tier
SQL Server in Azure VMs (Generally Available)
SAP HANA in Azure VMs (Generally Available)
Azure Virtual Machines (Limited Preview)