Performing Backup

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure runs backup policies for every data protection operation. A backup policy is a collection of settings that define the way backup operations are performed: what data to back up, where backups must be stored, when the backup process must start, and so on.

You can create multiple backup policies for Microsoft Azure resources. One backup policy can be used to process multiple resources within different regions, but you can back up each resource with one backup policy at a time. For example, 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 VM from processing. For information on how to set a priority for a backup policy, see the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide, section Setting Backup Policy Priority.

After you install Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication and add Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliances to the backup infrastructure, you can manage backup policies directly from the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

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