Free Whitepaper! Azure Backup Deep Dive #AzureBackup #Azure @AzureBackup

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For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with my peer and fellow MVP Adin Ermie (@AdinErmie) in something special for you.

We wanted to bring a new resource about the Microsoft Azure Backup platform to the community that is complete, comprehensive, concise, and free. we wanted to share a copy of this Whitepaper so you can start digging into Azure Backup service in Microsoft Azure.

In a nutshell, Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive.


About the authors

Charbel Nemnom | @CharbelNemnom
Adin Ermie | @AdinErmie

Free Whitepaper! Azure Backup Deep Dive #AzureBackup #Azure @AzureBackup 1


This whitepaper is written by Adin Ermie and Charbel Nemnom which describes Azure Backup service as a platform in Microsoft Azure public cloud.

This whitepaper was written to explore the Azure Backup service in a deeper way, diving into the finer details of how things work, and to help people understand where it differs from what we traditionally used to do in the backup world.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Component Breakdown
    • Azure Backup (MARS) Agent
    • Agent Cache Location
    • Recovery Services Vault
    • Underlying Storage
    • Disk Failure
    • Data Transfer, Compression, and Encryption
    • Data Transfer
    • Compression
    • Encryption
    • Azure Backup Encryption Key
  • Part 3: How Backups Work
    • Traditional Methodologies
    • Azure Backup Methodologies
    • Full, Differential and Incremental (Expanded)
    • Restore Operations

This is my second whitepaper on which I participate as an author.

You can download it for free from the TechNet Gallery here:

As always, comments, questions or errata you find in this Whitepaper are welcome and encouraged.

I really hope you enjoy it.

Thank you for reading my blog.

If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment.

-Charbel Nemnom-

About Charbel Nemnom 579 Articles
Charbel Nemnom is a Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 17 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator is adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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