Azure – You can now centrally manage your backups with Backup Center (preview)

As you know, you have the capability to backup your workloads (either from on-premises or Azure) to an Azure Recovery Vaults.

Well, as you may have multiple backup vaults (or you are a CSP managing Azure services for your customers), it may be difficult to easily manage backup tasks and reports.

Good news, a new backup capability has been added to help you centrally manage your recovery/backup vaults called Backup Center.

This is new Backup Center is currently in preview and currently supports Azure VM, Azure Database and PostgresSQL Server backups (see below for supported scenario)

Category Scenario Supported workloads Limits
Monitoring

View all jobs

  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
  • 7 days worth of jobs available out of the box
  • Each filter/drop-down supports a maximum of 1000 items. So Backup Center can be used to monitor a maximum of 1000 subscriptions and 1000 vaults across tenants
Monitoring View all backup instances
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
  • 7 days worth of jobs available out of the box
  • Each filter/drop-down supports a maximum of 1000 items. So Backup Center can be used to monitor a maximum of 1000 subscriptions and 1000 vaults across tenants
Monitoring View all backup policies
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
  • 7 days worth of jobs available out of the box
  • Each filter/drop-down supports a maximum of 1000 items. So Backup Center can be used to monitor a maximum of 1000 subscriptions and 1000 vaults across tenants
Monitoring View all vaults
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
  • 7 days worth of jobs available out of the box
  • Each filter/drop-down supports a maximum of 1000 items. So Backup Center can be used to monitor a maximum of 1000 subscriptions and 1000 vaults across tenants
Actions Configure backup
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
Refer to support matrices for Azure VM backup and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Server backup
Actions Restore Backup Instance
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
Refer to support matrices for Azure VM backup and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Server backup
Actions Create vault
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
Refer to support matrices for Recovery Services vault
Actions Create backup policy
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
Refer to support matrices for Recovery Services vault
Actions Execute on-demand backup for a backup instance
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
Refer to support matrices for Azure VM backup and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Server backup
Actions Stop backup for a backup instance
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server
Refer to support matrices for Azure VM backup and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Server backup
Insights View Backup Reports
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • SQL in Azure Virtual Machine
  • SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Files
    System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Azure Backup Agent (MARS)
  • Azure Backup Server (MABS)
Refer to supported scenarios for Backup Reports
Governance View and assign built-in and custom Azure Policies under category ‘Backup’ n/a n/a
Governance View datasources not configured for backup
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL server

To start using the Backup Center, logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and search for Backup Center

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This will then list all backup vaults and supported workloads you have access to

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Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies