In this post and accompanying video, we go over Azure Automanage. Automanage is an Azure solution to automate management of IaaS servers within the Cloud Adoption Frameworks best practices. This post gives an overview of the services. The video reviews the service and provides a demonstration of on-boarding a server. After that, we go on to review settings on a server that is part of Azure Automanage.Continue reading “Azure Automanage now in Public Preview”
In this video, we deploy an Azure Recovery Services Vault to back up an Azure File share. Protecting data is critical. Azure Storage accounts offer data resiliency, but replicating copies of the data inside a data center, region or across regions. Replication provides real-time protection, but there is no way to recover a previous version of the data. This capability is critical with Azure File Shares, especially when storing user data such FSLogix Profiles. Azure Backup provides the ability to restore previous versions using Azure Storage Snapshots to create and manage Azure File recovery points.
To learn more about Azure Storage Accounts:
To learn more about Azure SMB Shares with Azure Files:
This video starts with an introduction of Azure Backup. This is useful for anyone interested in Azure Backup or studying for the AZ-103 or other Microsoft Certification. It goes on to cover the difference between RTP, RPO and the importance of understanding data retention requirements for a solid backup strategy. After that, it outlines the difference between Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery and gives an overview of what VSS is and how it solves some common backup problems.Continue reading “Azure Backup, Overview and Implementation”
Version 10 of AZCopy.exe can now delete files at the destination to keep it in complete sync with the source. This video shows how to use the delete-destination option to sync a local file structure to an Azure Storage Account. Used with Soft Delete on Azure Storage, this provides an interesting alternative to traditional backup solutions.
Link to AZCopy V10
I have another article published at 4Sysops.com. This one covers a multi-site VM failover using Custom Script Extensions to change OS level settings during failover.Continue reading “4Sysops.com – Azure Recovery Plans: Failover Multiple Azure VMs”