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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Restore to Microsoft Azure

Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to restore machines from Veeam backups to Microsoft Azure. You can use Veeam Backup & Replication to complete the following tasks:

  • Restore machines from Veeam backups to Microsoft Azure.
  • Migrate machines from the on-premises infrastructure to the cloud.
  • Create a test environment in the cloud for troubleshooting, testing patches and updates and so on.

You can restore machines from the following types of backups:

  • Backups files of Microsoft Windows and Linux VMs created with Veeam Backup & Replication You can use backups of VMware vSphere VMs and VMware vCloud Director VMs.
  • Backups of Microsoft Windows machines created with Veeam Agent for Windows. Backups must be created at the entire machine level or volume level.
  • Backups of Linux machines created with Veeam Agent for Linux. Backups must be created at the entire machine level or volume level.

For restore to Microsoft Azure, Veeam Backup & Replication can employ the Microsoft Azure Resource Manager or classic deployment model. Veeam Backup & Replication supports batch restore — you can launch the restore process for several VMs at a time.

Restore to Microsoft Azure 

Limitations for Restore to Microsoft Azure

  • Veeam Backup & Replication supports restore to Microsoft Azure for the following machines:
  • The maximum size of one disk for a VM in Microsoft Azure is 1023 GB. You cannot restore a machine that has disks of a greater size. For more information, see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-subscription-service-limits/.
  • If the system disk of an initial machine uses the GPT partitioning scheme, the number of partitions on the disk cannot exceed 4. During restore such disk will be converted to a disk with the MBR partitioning scheme.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication does not support restoring VMs to the following Azure regions:

Restore to Microsoft Azure Important!

You must set up correct time on the backup server. Otherwise you may not be able to add a Microsoft Azure account to Veeam Backup & Replication, or the restore process may be failing.

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