So, you have a bunch of virtual machines in Azure, and want to ensure they are backed-up, you know, just-in-case..
Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site Recovery) and backing up your Virtual Machines (VMs) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM).
First things, first, Azure’s Recovery Service Vault is a unified vault/resource that allows you to manage your backup and data disaster recovery needs within Azure. For example, if you are hosting your VMs on-premises you can create a link between your on-prem site and Azure to allow your VMs to be backed-up into Azure. This is regardless of your hypervisor, it can be either ESX or Hyper-V, either will work. However for the interest of this blog post, I will be setting up ASR within Azure for VMs being hosted within Azure. For VMs hosted on-premises for ESXi, please visit the following LINK (coming soon…). For VMs hosted on-premises for Hyper-V, please visit the following LINK (coming soon…).
Create a Recovery Services Vault
Within Azure Resource Manager (ARM), if we select New, within the Marketplace, select Monitoring + management, then select Backup and Site Recovery (OMS) within the featured apps. Of course if this is no longer present, just search for it within the marketplace.
Next we will now need to create our vault.
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