In various disaster recovery scenarios, you can perform the following restore operations using backed-up data:
- Restore of Azure VMs — restore Azure VMs from cloud-native snapshots or image-level backups to the original or to a new location.
- Restore of Azure SQL databases — restore Azure SQL databases from image-level backups to the original or to a new location.
- Restore of Azure file shares — restore files of Azure file shares from cloud-native snapshots to the original location or to a new location.
- Instant Recovery — immediately restore of Azure VMs from image-level backups to VMware vSphere and Hyper-V environments, and to Nutanix AHV clusters.
- Azure VM disk export — restore virtual disks and convert them to disks of the VMDK, VHD or VHDX format.
- Restore to AWS — restore Azure VMs from image-level backups to AWS as EC2 instances.
- Restore to Google Cloud — restore Azure VMs from image-level backups to Google Cloud as VM instances.
- Restore to Nutanix AHV — restore Azure VMs from image-level backups to Nutanix AHV as Nutanix AHV VMs.
You can perform all recovery operations using restore points stored in standard repositories. For restore points stored in archive repositories, only restore to Microsoft Azure is supported.