How Backup Works

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    Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not install agent software inside instances to retrieve data. To back up resource data, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure uses native Microsoft Azure capabilities. During every backup session, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure creates a cloud-native snapshot (for an Azure VM or an Azure file share) or a BACPAC file (for an Azure SQL database) for each Azure resource added to a backup policy. The cloud-native snapshot is further used to create an image-level backup of the Azure VM, and the BACPAC file is used to create an image-level backup of the Azure SQL database.

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