Advantages of Veeam Backup for Azure,
Your Azure Backup Infrastructure looks like this,
- Backup Appliance
The backup appliance is a Linux-based Azure VM where Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is installed.
Backup Appliance will run Backup Service, Config. DB, WebUI, Update Service, REST API Service.
- Backup Repositories
A backup repository is a folder in a blob container where Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure stores backups of Azure VMs
- Worker Instances
A worker instance is an auxiliary Linux-based virtual machine that is responsible for the interaction between the backup appliance and other components of the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure infrastructure. Worker instances process the backup workload and distribute backup traffic when transferring data to backup repositories.
Deployment Of "Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure" Free Edition
Note: For the Demo Purposes, I am selecting the minimum resources allocation required to get started with Veeam Backup for Azure.
- Find "Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Free Edition" on Azure Marketplace
- Create a Virtual Machine: Select Username and Password. I selected Standard B2s (2vCPU, 4GB RAM)
- VM Disks Settings
- All other Settings as Default for minimum Cost. It comes down to,
- Hit "Create"
Your VM for "Veeam Backup for Azure" is Deployed.
and below resources get created in your Azure Environment.
- Go to VeeamAzure VM > Copy the Public IP Address and Open WebUI using Your.Public.IP.Address (it only works with https)
THIS IS YOUR WEBUI (Backup Appliance), Login with the Username and Password Set while creating a Virtual Machine.
- Accept the "EULA" (No other Choice...)
- And you are in the Configuration Phase of your Veeam Backup for Azure.
THREE things "TO DO" here,
1> Add Microsoft Azure Connection
2> Add Repository
3> Create your first Backup Policy
Add Azure Account and Authenticate and Finish.
Add Repository > Select New / Existing Container (Blob) Storage and Folder. Then Select Storage Tier and Encryption.
IMPORTANT: Add Backup Policy (Backup Job Configuration and its Schedule settings)
Veeam allows a vast range of features for different kinds of workload including "ApplicationAware processing" (Application-aware Snapshots), Guest Scripting, Schedule, Cost Estimation inbuilt.
One Cool Feature to mention : To avoid downtime, high-availability systems may perform the backup on a snapshot—a read-only copy of the data set frozen at a point in time—and allow applications to continue writing to their data. Once the initial snapshot is taken of a data set, subsequent snapshots copy the changed data only and use a system of pointers to reference the initial snapshot. This method of pointer-based snapshots consumes less disk capacity than if the data set was repeatedly cloned.
Schedule Options (ALL Configuration as per your requirements)
Cost Estimation in built. Cool huh ?! (But remember, its an estimate)
And at the End, SUMMARY of your Backup Policy.
(Here I am backing up two of my important Azure Projects At the Resource Group Level. )
Final Overview of the WebUI for
"Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure".
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is a solution developed for protection and disaster recovery tasks for Microsoft Azure environments. With Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, you can perform the following operations:
- Create image-level backups and cloud-native snapshots of Azure VMs.
- Keep the backed-up data in cost-effective and long-term Microsoft Azure storage accounts.
- Restore entire Azure VMs, individual virtual disks, and guest OS files and folders.
- It has many more key features that help Backup and Restores your Azure workload, faster, and with easy configuration.
Veeam is continuously Leading the Industry in "Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions" and products like this will help Customers adopt Public Cloud Environment easily and rely more on their Disaster Recovery Solutions in Cloud.
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