Performing VM Backup

One backup policy can be used to process multiple Azure VMs within different regions, but you can back up each Azure VM with one backup policy at a time. If an Azure VM 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 VM from processing. For information on how to set a priority for a backup policy, see Setting Backup Policy Priority.

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

  • If you plan to create image-level backups of Azure VMs, 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 VMs residing in any of the regions added to the backup policies, you can also take cloud-native snapshots manually when needed.