Step 5. Create and Run Backup Policy

To allow Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to protect Azure VMs in a private environment, create and run a backup policy as described in section Performing VM Backup.

Consider that the backup policy launch at this step is only intended to automatically create and configure Veeam storage accounts and private endpoints that will further be used for backup operations. As soon as Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure performs the necessary configuration steps, the policy will fail as some additional manual configuration actions with the private endpoints will still be required.