Creating Azure VM Snapshots Manually
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to manually create snapshots of Azure VMs that are added to your backup policies. Each snapshot is saved to the same Azure region where the protected Azure VM reside.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not include snapshots created manually in the snapshot chain and does not apply the configured retention policy settings to these snapshots. This means that the snapshots are kept in your Microsoft Azure environment unless you remove them manually, as described in section Removing Snapshots Created Manually.
To manually create a cloud-native snapshot of an Azure VM, do the following:
- Navigate to Resources > Virtual Machines.
- Select the check box next to the necessary Azure VM.
For an Azure VM to be displayed in the list, it must reside in any region included in a backup policy as described in section Creating Backup Policies (step 3c).
- Click Take Snapshot Now and complete the wizard:
- At the Account step of the wizard, select an Azure account whose permissions Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will use to create a snapshot.
- At the Options step of the wizard, click Tags from source volumes will not be copied and custom tags will not be applied to assign tags to cloud-native snapshots.
- In the Tags configurations window, choose whether you want to assign tags to the created snapshot.
- To assign already existing tags from the source virtual disks, select the Copy Tags from source volume check box.
- To assign your own custom tags, set the Add custom tags to created snapshots toggle to On, and specify the tags explicitly. Click Apply.
- At the Summary step of the wizard, select check box next to the Go to session log after finish option to track the progress of snapshot creation.
- Review the configuration information and click Finish.