Last Week Azure announced the new capability of the Azure Backup which we can mount the backup as a device to the protected machine.
Following are some of the benefits from this
- One restore mechanism for all backup sources
- Instant recovery of files
- Open and review files in the recovery volumes before restoring them
- Recover any combination of files to any target
Before we go through this following are the prerequisite
- Azure Subscription
- Recovery Service Vault
- Latest Azure Backup Agent
First we have to create a Azure Recovery Service Vault to store the backup and download the vault registration key, vault registration key can be found on the vault properties.
Next install the Azure Backup Agent and register the protected machine with the vault
Next create a backup schedule for the files and drives which wish to backup to azure
Above are the high level guide how to backup files and folder follow this docs for in depth guide.
Make sure installed the latest agent version as below
So as you see below I already create a backup successfully
Next recover the backed up data
Select the server
Select the recovery method
Select the recovery date and click Mount
Now Azure backup agent will mount the backup to the host as a drive
After mount we can copy the data to another drive as per our need.