Backup

Restore an Azure Virtual Machine’s Hard Disks

September 7, 2017 // 2 Comments

In this post, I’ll show you how to restore just the disks of an Azure virtual machine. This is useful if you want to restore a virtual machine to an availability set, or restore it as a different series/size. Restoring to Availability Sets For some reason that I do not know, we cannot restore a [...]

Microsoft Azure Backup Server v2 Launched

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

Microsoft has launched version 2 of MABS, the Microsoft Azure Backup Server v2, with support for Windows Server 2016 and vSphere 6.5. So far we’ve had 2 versions (v1 and v1 update 1) of MABS, the freely licensed (but your pay Azure Backup pricing) slightly modified version of System Center Data [...]

Microsoft Azure Backup MARS Agent Supports System State

May 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that the Azure Backup MARS agent will support the protection of System State on Windows Server. This is a preview release. I started talking about Azure Backup 3 years ago, and one of the “we’re not doing it” questions was “does it backup system state”. The answer [...]

Seeding Azure Backup Using Secure Disk Transfer

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft’s online backup service, Azure Backup, was recently updated to greatly improve how the first big backup is done to the cloud. These improvements impacted the Azure Backup MARS agent, Microsoft Azure Backup Server, and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). I recently recorded a [...]

How To Set Up Email Alerts In Azure Backup (Preview)

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft announced, in a cryptic way, that Azure Backup has “additional monitoring and alerting capabilities”. Let’s focus on alerting because that’s been a huge request for Azure Backup. Every single meeting I’ve had on the subject included the question “does it do alerts?” and the [...]

Webinar – What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

June 1, 2016 // 4 Comments

I’ll be joining fellow Cloud and Datacenter Management (Hyper-V) MVP Andy Syrewicze for a webcast by Altaro on June 14th at 3PM UK/Irish time, 4PM CET, and 10AM Eastern. The topic: What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V (and related technologies). There’s quite a bit to cover in this new [...]
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