If you’re running Azure Virtual Machines in production, you’ll probably want to protect them with Azure Backup. The good news is Azure provides a simple way to protect an entire virtual machine, so you can easily restore it if things go wrong.
Protecting Virtual Machine instances differs from the typical Azure Backup client that is usually installed on client PCs and On-premises servers.
Here’s how to set Azure Backup for an Azure Virtual Machine:
- Log into https://manage.windowsazure.com
- Open Recovery Services
- Click New
- Choose Backup Vault, Quick Create, give it a name and choose to place it in the same region as the virtual machine you’ll be protecting.
- The backup vault will appear in Recovery Services
- Click on the vault and scroll down to Protect Azure Virtual Machines.
- Click Discover Virtual Machines. It will take a view minutes. Once discovered, you’ll be notified that virtual machines were found in the same region.
- Click Register and choose the Virtual Machine that you want to protect.
- Wait for the Virtual Machine status to change to Registered
- Click Protect
- Choose the virtual machine you just registered.
- Choose the Default Policy Settings or configure your own and click Finish