Restoring to Microsoft Azure

You can restore Linux machines from Veeam Agent backups to Microsoft Azure. You can use backups created on the Veeam backup repository. Only volume-level backups are supported.

If you restore a Veeam Agent machine to Microsoft Azure, consider the following:

  • If you recover a EFI-based system to Microsoft Azure, Veeam Agent will restore a BIOS-based Generation 1 VM.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication offers experimental support for generation 2 VMs within restore to Microsoft Azure feature. To learn more, see the Generation 2 VM Support section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
  • If the disk you want to restore contains an LVM volume group, Veeam Agent will restore the original disk and the LVM volume group as 2 separate disks. Among other things, this leads to the increase of the required storage space. For example, you restore a machine with 2 disks, and a separate LVM volume group is configured on each of these disks. In this case, Veeam Agent will restore 4 disks. The restored disks will consume storage space equal to the size of 2 original disks and 2 LVM volume groups from these disks.

The procedure of restore to Microsoft Azure from a Veeam Agent backup practically is similar to the same restore procedure from a VM backup. To learn more, see the Restore to Microsoft Azure section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

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