How to Backup Your Azure VMs with Ultra Disks

Hello guys,

If you are looking for a way to protect your Azure VMs using Ultra disks, you might be interested in the new feature that is available in public preview: Azure Backup support for Ultra disks.

Ultra disks are a type of Azure Managed Disks that enable customers to run mission critical, I/O demanding, enterprise applications on the cloud, such as SAP HANA, top tier SQL databases, and NoSQL databases. They offer high performance, low latency, and granular scalability.

With Azure Backup support for Ultra disks, you can now enable backup on your Azure VMs running on Ultra disks and ensure business continuity for your virtual machines. You can also recover from any disasters or ransomware attacks by restoring your disks from backup.

To enable backup on Ultra disks, you need to follow these steps:

  • Request access to the public preview by filling out this form.
  • Create a Backup vault in the same region as your Ultra disks.
  • Select the Ultra disks that you want to back up and assign a Backup policy to them.
  • Specify a Snapshot Resource group where the snapshots will be stored locally.
  • Monitor the backup status and manage the recovery points.

For more details, you can refer to the documentation and the support matrix. You can also check out this Q&A post for some tips and tricks.

I hope you find this feature useful and I would love to hear your feedback. Thank you for reading this blog post!

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