Performing SQL Backup

One backup policy can be used to process multiple Azure SQL databases within different regions, but you can back up each Azure SQL database with one backup policy at a time. If an Azure SQL database is added to more than one backup policy, it will be processed only by a backup policy that has the highest priority. Other backup policies will skip this Azure SQL database from processing. For information on how to set a priority for a backup policy, see Setting Backup Policy Priority.

Before you create an Azure SQL backup policy, check the following prerequisites:

  • If you plan to create backups of Azure SQL databases, backup infrastructure components that will take part in the backup process must be added to the backup infrastructure and configured properly. These include backup repositories and worker instances.
  • If you plan to receive email notifications on backup policy results, configure email notification settings first. For more information, see Configuring Global Notification Settings.

For Azure SQL databases residing in any of the regions added to the backup policies, you can also create an image-level backup manually when needed.


Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not support back up of databases hosted by Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instances and SQL Servers on Azure Arc-enabled servers.