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    Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication is a solution that allows you to create and manage data protection and disaster recovery tasks for Microsoft Azure environments and Azure SQL (Azure SQL databases and Azure SQL managed instances). Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication extends the Veeam Backup & Replication functionality and provides access to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure from the Veeam Backup & Replication console. Also, Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication makes the Veeam Backup & Replication console a single management center for multiple Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliances.

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    Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication is built on top of Veeam Backup & Replication, and this guide assumes that you have a good understanding of this solution.

    With Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication, you can add Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliances into the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure or deploy the appliances, and perform the following operations from the Veeam Backup & Replication console:

    • Start and stop backup policies.
    • Monitor session statistics.
    • View created snapshots and image-level backups.
    • Back up and restore configuration databases of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliances.
    • Restore entire Azure VMs to Microsoft Azure.
    • Restore SQL databases to Microsoft Azure SQL.
    • Restore Azure file shares to Microsoft Azure Files.
    • Restore entire Azure VMs as EC2 instances to Amazon EC2.
    • Restore entire Azure VMs as VM instances to Google Cloud Platform.
    • Perform Instant Recovery to restore entire Azure VMs as VMs into VMware vSphere or Hyper-V environment.
    • Restore entire Azure VMs as VMs into Nutanix AHV clusters.
    • Restore guest OS files and folders of Azure VMs.
    • Export Azure VM disks in the VMDK, VHD or VHDX formats.

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