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:

  1. Log into https://manage.windowsazure.com
  2. Open Recovery ServicesBackup Azure VirtualMachine With Recovery Services
  3. Click NewNew Azure Backup Vault
  4. 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. Quick Create Azure Backup Vault In Azure Recovery Services
  5. The backup vault will appear in Recovery ServicesAzure Recovery Services To Backup Azure Virtual Machines
  6. Click on the vault and scroll down to Protect Azure Virtual Machines. Backup Azure Virtual Machine
  7. 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. Register Azure Virtual Machine
  8. Click Register and choose the Virtual Machine that you want to protect.Registering Azure Server For Protection
  9. Wait for the Virtual Machine status to change to RegisteredRegistering Azure VirtualMachines For ProtectionRegistered Azure VirtualMachine For Protection
  1. Click ProtectProtect Azure Virtual Machine
  2. Choose the virtual machine you just registered.Selec tAzure Virtual Machine For Protection
  3. Choose the Default Policy Settings or configure your own and click Finish

 

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