Azure Backup–Restoring VM backups

In my previous article on Azure Backup for Azure VMs, I had set backup setup for my Azure SCOM VM.

Once the schedule time came, that it was:

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The details of the jobs gives us a bit more insight on what was done:

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Great! So, now, as any backup solution, it might be important to verify if it works and to know how (and what) to restore, should the very unlikely situation arrives.

In that window, nothing can be done. If you now go to the protected items window, you can see the (magic!) Restore button:

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Also notice that you can backup the VM immediately from here by clicking on “Backup Now”.

But let’s try a restore.

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I can then select a recovery point in time. Since I have only one, easy choice. At least one…Smile. Once I click next, I’m presented with a new screen, asking information about the new VM that will be created. So, it seems you don’t have to worry about overwriting your current VM:

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Once I fill up the necessary data:

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The process starts:

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And after 40 minutes:

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There is our VM!

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Make sure your previous VM is turned off, since the new VM will be exactly as the new one, so, you will have all possible networking conflicts happening if you restore it to the same network, with same name, SID,etc.

 

Hope this helps!