Enabling IntelliSnap Backups

To use Azure snapshot capabilities for an Azure VM group, enable IntelliSnap for backups of the VM group.


To enable IntelliSnap support, perform the following tasks:

  1. Configure storage as described in Configuring a Cloud Storage. Specify an Azure virtual machine as the MediaAgent.

  2. Add the hypervisor as described in Adding an Azure Hypervisor.

  3. Create a server plan as described in Create a server plan.

  4. Create a VM group and select the IntelliSnap option.

  5. Associate the plan with a VM group.


When you enable IntelliSnap on a VM group, Commvault automatically does the following:

  • Creates schedule policies for the primary (snap) and backup copies.

  • Enables IntelliSnap for the plan that is associated with the VM group.

  • Sets the plan to retain 8 snap recovery points. (You can modify the server plan to specify a different number of snaps to retain.)