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Performing Backups for Azure VMs or VM Groups

You can perform on-demand backups for a VM group or for a specific VM.

Considerations

  • If virtual machines are encrypted using Azure Key Vault:
    • To perform backups, your Azure Key Vault and virtual machines must reside in the same Azure region and subscription.
    • You cannot run a backup for a Linux guest VM that has only the operating system disk encrypted (using Azure Key Vault). However, if this type of guest VM is included in a backup job, the job will not fail. The backup job will complete with errors (identifying the VM that is not backed up).

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. To back up a specific VM, click the button in the Actions column for the VM, and then select Back up.
  3. To back up all of the VMs in a VM group, on the VM groups tab, click the button in the Actions column for the VM group, and then select Back up.
  4. To monitor the progress of a backup job, in the navigation pane, go to Jobs.

Related Topics

To schedule periodic backups, see Managing Schedules.

Last modified: 8/20/2020 8:35:49 PM