Protecting Azure VMs

To produce cloud-native snapshots and image-level backups of Azure VMs, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure runs backup policies. A backup policy is a collection of settings that define the way backup operations are performed: what data to back up, where to store backups, when to start the backup process, and so on.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not install agent software to back up Azure VM data — it uses native Microsoft Azure capabilities instead. During every backup session, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure creates a cloud-native snapshot for each Azure VM added to a backup policy. The cloud-native snapshot is further used to create an image-level backup of the Azure VM. For more information on how VM backup works, see VM Backup.

How To Protect Azure VMs

To create an Azure VM backup policy, perform the following steps:

  1. Check limitations and prerequisites.
  2. Specify service accounts to access Azure services and resources.
  3. [Optional] Add backup repositories to store backed-up data.
  4. [Optional] Configure worker instance settings to launch workers while processing Azure VM data.
  5. [Optional] Configure global retention settings for obsolete snapshots and session records.
  6. [Optional] Configure email notification settings for automated delivery of backup policy results and daily reports.
  7. Complete the Add VM Policy wizard.

Related Topics

VM Restore