Azure VM Backup Soft Delete Security features

I talked before about How we can implement backup on Azure VM using Recovery services vault and we mentioned that recovery services vault can be used for two purpose backup and site recovery but today we will take in one of the azure security feature Soft Delete but before this point, if you need to know how you can implement backup on VM using recovery services vault check this ➡ article and if you need to know how you can implement the site recovery using azure backup vault check this ➡ article.

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Soft Delete Life Cycle on Azure Recovery Services vault
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Moving Azure VM Using Recovery Service Vault

As I explained before on my last article [Virtual Machine (VM) Backup and Restore (Vault)] that we can use the Azure recovery services vault for taking backup and doing a restore from azure VM using recovery services vault also the same services can be used to migrate your local VM from V-center to Azure using (Recovery services vault site recovery) and in this post, we will explain how to use this services recovery vault to Move VM between two rejoin and to do failover easily for the VM. Let’s go for technical steps

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  • How to build replication on VM
  • How to do Test Failover
  • How to do Real Failover
VM Replication From East US2 to East US
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Virtual Machine (VM) Backup and Restore (Vault)


Azure Recovery service vault It is azure built in services doesn’t required any infrastructure preparation and it is supported multiple types of backup (VM , File , Disk and SQL Database) it is one of the built options in the VM , so easily when you open Azure virtual machines and select your VM you will find in the left side Backup from this point and this place you can start to manage your backup and restore process as well you can keep monitoring your backup jobs and restore jobs let us go for demo and how to do VM backup and restore it and what is the restore types supported.

  • Azure backup Process.
  • Azure backup hints
  • How to start to take backup from VM
  • Azure Recovery Services vault
  • Azure Restore Options
  • Azure Restore Hints
  • How to do VM restore from Azure recovery services vault

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Azure backup Process:

How the backup process will start and what is the sequences that running behind the seances when I asked azure backup services to take backup from my MV.

  • You need to install Azure backup recovery vault Services
  • Define backup policy then the backup extension will be installed.
  • After this the backup services will start to discovery and analysis your VM disks, files, data and size.
  • Then It will start to create Snapshot from your data. That’s why the backup process sometimes take time but this time will not be more than 24 Hours.
  • After the snapshot completed the Azure backup extension will transfer the snapshot to azure backup recovery vault.

Azure backup hints

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Azure Virtual Machines Types,Series


Microsoft provided us multiple types and series from Azure VM supported all of the workloads with many of options that we should consider it before going for moving your services to azure VM we should understand very well what is the VM types and what is the Microsoft recommendation for choosing the VM type based on the workload.

  1. Azure Virtual Machine Types
  2. Azure Virtual Machine series(Size)
  3. Virtual Machine Pricing.
  4. Learn more about Azure VMs

Azure VM

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