Using Live Mount, you can use nested virtualization to run a Hyper-V virtual machine directly from a backup stored on Azure.
You can use this feature to validate that backups are usable for disaster recovery, to validate the content on the backup, or to access data from the virtual machine directly instead of restoring guest files.
Virtual machines that are live mounted are intended for short term use—not for production. Changes to live mounted VMs or their data are not retained when the virtual machine expires. The VM expiration period is specified in the lifecycle policy.
You can perform live mount operations from Azure streaming backups and IntelliSnap backup copies.