Microsoft Azure Backup for Government

Recently Microsoft updated the Azure Government environment to include Azure Backup.   If you are not familiar with Azure Backup, below is a synopsis from the official Azure documentation.

Azure Backup is a multi-tenanted Azure service that enables you to back up your data present anywhere: on-premises or in Azure. It replaces your existing on-premises or offsite backup solution with a reliable, secure and cost competitive cloud based offering. It also provides the flexibility of protecting assets running in the cloud. Azure Backup is built on top of a world class infrastructure that is scalable, durable and highly available. Using this solution, you can back up data and applications from their System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) servers, Windows servers, Windows client machines or Azure IaaS virtual machines. Azure Backup and SCDPM are the fundamental technologies which make up Microsoft’s cloud-integrated backup solution.

Today I recorded a short webcast that shows how to get started with Microsoft Azure Backup for Government.  In the video I demonstrate:

  • How to create a backup vault
  • How to register a server (or desktop) with the backup vault
  • How to schedule and perform a backup
  • How to recover data from an existing backup

Check out the video here.

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