Tag Archives: Backup

Automate taking backups from Azure disks attached to Azure Kubernetes Service

At the beginning of 2019 I wrote a blog post about taking backups from Azure disks attached to an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/taking-backups-from-azure-disks-attached-to-aks-via-azure-automation/ Since then, some things changed. Azure Function PowerShell support went into public preview in April 2019 and the AzTable (AzureRmStorageTable) module I use Read more [...]

Taking backups from Azure Files attached to AKS via Azure Backup

In one of my last articles I showed you how to automate the backup process for Azure Disks attached to AKS. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/taking-backups-from-azure-disks-attached-to-aks-via-azure-automation/ Today we look at the process for the second natively supported Azure storage option in Kubernetes on Azure, Azure Files. The good news is that we can use Azure Backup with its support Read more [...]

Taking backups from Azure Disks attached to AKS via Azure Automation

When you followed the Azure docs on how to dynamically create Azure Disks via a Kubernetes PVC, you saw the instructions to create a backup of the disk. Snapshots are leveraged for this. But it is a manual task you must accomplish. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/azure-disks-dynamic-pv#back-up-a-persistent-volume It would be nice to have an automated solution which also take Read more [...]

Deletion of Azure Recovery Services Vault used for Azure SQL Database backups fails

Maybe you stumbled over this behavior. You are using a Recovery Services Vault to store Azure SQL Database backup for long-term retention. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-long-term-retention When you have deleted the Azure SQL Database before you disabled the backup and now trying to delete the Recovery Services Vault, you will run into the following error. Currently, Read more [...]

Using Azure Backup with ADE protected VMs in Azure Germany

Yesterday I have written a blog post about the availability of ASR and Azure Backup in Azure Germany. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/azure-backup-azure-site-recovery-available-azure-germany/ Today I would like to share some information with you about using Azure Backup with Azure Disk Encryption protected VMs. If you start right away deploying a Recovery Services vault and protecting your Read more [...]

Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery available in Azure Germany

Since today the Recovery Services vault for Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery is available in Azure Germany. -> https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuregermany/2017/05/04/azure-backup-and-site-recovery-verfugbar-available-in-azure-germany/ Just hit the Azure Marketplace in Azure Germany select the Monitoring + Management section and select Backup and Site Recovery (OMS). Select your Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Backup Server – Azure Subscription with spending limit

When you are using Microsoft Azure Backup Server and you have an Azure subscription with a spending limit, you may run into the following issue. Assume you spend all your Azure credit and the spending limit kicks in. If this happens your Microsoft Azure Backup Server stops working and you get the following error message in the Azure Backup Server console. In order for Microsoft Azure Backup to function Read more [...]

Azure Backup – Application Consistent VM Level Backup – Restore

In my previous blog post I wrote about the Azure Backup – Application Consistent VM Level Backup. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/azure-backup-application-consistent-vm-level-backup/ Today I will show you how to do a restore of your Azure VM. First of all we have to select our protected VM we want to restore. Then we select either the newest recovery point or an older one. Pay attention Read more [...]

Azure Backup – Application Consistent VM Level Backup

This week Microsoft has announced a new feature for its Azure Backup services. Prior to this you had the choice to backup your Azure IaaS VMs either with the MARS agent or System Center Data Protection Manager to Azure Backup. Both options were limited. The combination of the MARS agent and Azure Backup was only file based. The other combination with DPM was only file based too and with additional Read more [...]

Data Protection Manager mit Windows Azure Backup

Mit SC2012 SP1 hat Microsoft beim DPM ein neues Feature Namens Windows Azure Backup eingeführt. Neben den üblichen Verfahren Disk to disk, Disk to tape oder Disk to disk to tape wird jetzt auch Disk to disk to cloud unterstützt. Das Feature Windows Azure Backup ist derzeit noch im Preview Status und erlaubt daher die ersten 5 GB an Daten kostenlos in der Cloud als Backup abzulegen. Für jedes weitere Read more [...]