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Microsoft Azure: Backup and Disaster Recovery

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Learn how to back up and restore servers, virtual machines, files and folders, workloads, and databases with Microsoft Azure services such as Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.

The most important components of disaster recovery are proper planning and the proper tools. This course shows IT admins how to protect system resources before disaster strikes using the comprehensive backup, restore, and site recovery solutions in Microsoft Azure. Instructor Sharon Bennett—a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert—shows how to configure backups of virtual machines, files and folders, and Microsoft SQL Server, and restore data from those backups. She covers features such as Azure Backup, Recovery Services, Backup Server, and the System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). There is also in-depth coverage of Azure Site Recovery (ASR), which allows businesses to fail over to systems at a secondary location. In that chapter, Sharon shows how to use ASR to protect Hyper-V and Azure virtual machines, test your ASR configuration, and fail over to and fail back from the replicated VMs.


  • Welcome
  • What you need to know
1. Disaster Recovery Overview
  • Azure disaster recovery overview
  • Considerations
2. Azure Backup Solutions
  • Azure Backup overview
  • Azure Backup protection solutions
  • Create a Recovery Services vault
  • Protect an Azure virtual machine
  • Protect files and folders
  • Installing the Azure Backup Server
  • Adding storage to the Azure Backup Server
  • Installing the Azure Backup agent
  • Protecting workloads with Azure Backup Server
  • Protecting Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Long-term SQL backups
  • Protecting Azure file shares
  • Overview of the Recovery Services vault
3. Azure Restore Solutions
  • Azure restore solutions
  • Restore an Azure virtual machine
  • Restore files to an Azure virtual machine
  • Restore file and folders
  • Restore Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Restore an Azure SQL Database
  • Restore a long-term Azure SQL Database
  • Restore Azure file shares
4. Azure Site Recovery
  • Overview of Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure Site Recovery scenarios
  • Prepare Azure for ASR
  • Prepare the on-premises infrastructure for Azure, part 1
  • Prepare the on-premises infrastructure for Azure, part 2
  • Enabling replication
  • Create a recovery plan
  • Run a test failover
  • Run an unplanned failover
  • Run a planned failback
  • Replicate an Azure virtual machine
  • Next steps

Taught by

Sharon Bennett

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