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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 11, 2018
[Azure] Backup your SQL Server databases

Microsoft released a few weeks ago a new feature, to backup your SQL Server databases, directly from Azure Backup.  This new functionality is very interesting and is working smoothly for a preview. Adding of other databases types like Oracle, MySQL, PostGre, etc. could be very interesting.

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Posted by Augusto Alvarez on December 28, 2017
Step by Step: Backing Up Windows System State into Azure

Using the Azure Backup features for your on-premises platform is a great way to start introducing your organization into cloud services. So, if you haven’t explored the service yet, this is a good option since it should not be disruptive with your current backup process or any critical service you are providing. In this article, we’ll review a simple step-by-step process to set a System State backup of one of your on-premises machines to Microsoft Azure.

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Posted by Alex Khorolets on May 22, 2017
Virtual Tape Library on Azure used with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2016

Tapes have been on the “backup market” for a long time and still are considered as a good option to store and secure a high amount of backup data. However, the continuous increase of backup size becomes a bottleneck in terms of fitting backup windows and reduces a simplicity and redundancy of backup solutions. Today more and more companies consider backing up their production data to more reasonable storage solutions, like Clouds. Here comes in hand the technology that emulates physical tapes on top of inexpensive, fast, and high-capacity spindle drives.

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Posted by Augusto Alvarez on May 10, 2017
Microsoft Previews Pre-Checks for Azure Backup and Completely Free

Microsoft is transforming the Azure Backup platform into a reliable solution for managing the virtual machines protection after all Azure Backup is one of the “low-hanging fruits” available for IT admins that want to start trying cloud solutions. Now they are previewing the Azure Backup pre-checks to guarantee a clean and straightforward process when you are protecting your workloads.

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Posted by Augusto Alvarez on March 29, 2017
Azure Backup Now Supports Linux Applications Protection

On this blog, we reviewed a couple of times Azure Backup capabilities and integration with, what Microsoft considered a while back, strong rival: VMware (“Azure Offers Backing Up VMware VMs with a Freeware Tool”). And now they added one more interesting and highly valuable feature, Azure Backup will be able to support backing up applications in Linux.

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Posted by Augusto Alvarez on February 20, 2017
Azure Backup Server Offering New Features: Central Monitoring, Enhanced Security, and New Regions

We talked about Azure Backup before in this blog, when they recently added the capability to backup VMware virtual machines, now they are introducing a new set of features: Central monitoring, enhanced security and available in new regions.

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