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Monday, February 27, 2017

Backup Azure VM to Azure File Storage

In this post, we are looking into using Veeam Agent for Windows/Linux to backup application data and store into Azure Files Storage. Application on Windows Virtual Machine or Linux Virtual machine can be protected using standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

Data store in File Storage is just cost $0.08 per GB/month (LRS) for Southeast Asia pricing.
Note:- Price is different depend on region.

Each File share can store data up to 5TB.

Scenario:-


[ Backup ]


Once Veeam Agent for Windows has installed on Windows VM, customer can configure target to shared folder.

Enter shared folder path & authentication

  • \\ms4ustorage01.file.core.windows.net\ms4u-azurerepo01
  • Username - storage name
  • Password - Azure Storage Primary Key




On Linux VM, before you configure backup job, customer need to configure mounting point.


Command:-
sudo mount -t cifs //ms4ustorage01.file.core.windows.net/ms4u-azurerepo01 [mount point] -o vers=3.0,username=ms4ustorage01,password=[storage account access key],dir_mode=0777,file_mode=0777

Configuration on Veeam Agent for Linux target, set to Local instead of shared folder.



Backup completed without any issue.


[Restore ]

In case of any disaster, customer can easily retrieve backup data from Azure File Storage



1 comment:

  1. What's the difference between this and the Recovery Services Vaults, other than the pricing? I am using the latter to back up my Azure vms and not sure if I should switch to the way you described.

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