Azure Backup supports the latest Windows Server operating systems such as Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Azure Backup now extends the service to protect Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating systems as well.
Azure Backup allows backup on-premises Windows Server 2008 servers to Azure for long term in an efficient and secure way. Azure Backup also allows seamless integration with the System Center Data Protection Manager to provide application aware backups from Windows Server 2008. Below is the table that captures different ways to protect workloads from Windows Server 2008 operating system:
||Technologies to be used
|Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
||Files and Folders
|Files and Folders,Hyper-V Virtual Machines,MS-SQL databases
||System Center Data Protection Manager with Azure Backup
Please refer to the Azure Backup Getting Started blog
for a step by step detailed guidance on using Azure Backup and Azure Backup Long Term Retention blog
on how to protect the data for long term to Azure.
Additional Pre-requisites needed for Windows Server 2008
Now that you have learned how to use Azure Backup to protect your Windows 2008 64-bit Servers, you can quickly start using Azure Backup using the below links: