Performing SQL Backup

To produce backups of Azure SQL databases, 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.

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.

To schedule data protection tasks to run automatically, create backup policies. For each protected Azure SQL database, 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.