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Recipe: Creating Azure SQL Backup Policies
A Policy to create backups of Azure SQL databases.
Time to complete: 5 minutes
- An Azure SQL Database, and a backup repository.
- Azure SQL account.
Before you start:
Depending on your requirements some advanced options like a staging server might be needed. This Cookbook describes the most simple appoach to protect your Azure SQL databases.
You have an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure deployment.
- Open the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure webinterface.
- Open Policies from the left side of the Management menu and select the focus on Azure SQL. Click on Add.
- Enter the name and description of the policy and click Next
- Select the Source Azure account with Select Azure Active Directory and choose the regions in which you want to protect Azure SQL instances.
- Once at least one region is selected, click on Select resources to protect.
- Select Databases as ressource type, select the desired database name and click Protect. Repeat this for every database to protect and then click Apply. Click Next.
- Select Process databases using the production server and then Configure Credentials. Select your SQL account and click Apply. Click Next.
- Switch on at leat one retention option and click on Edit Settings. Select the target Repository and click Apply. Repeat this for every desired retention option, then click Next.
- Review the estimated costs and click Next twice.
- Review the summary and click Finish.
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