In this video, Sharon continues building the Azure Backup Server by adding disk storage to the server that can be used for local backups.
- [Narrator] In the last lesson we went and installed the Azure backup server on a server in our domain. As you may recall that server was domain joined. We can't actually install the Azure backup server on a domain controller. That's a good point to kind of keep in the back of your head. Now that the software has been installed we can go ahead and continue with our configuration. I'm going to go ahead and launch the Azure backup server software from the icon that was put on our desktop during the installation. Our next and final step before we start configuring our backups is to actually add in disk storage and you'll find this under Management and then click on Disk Storage.
This is required for our backups to be housed locally. Once you're in Disk Storage go ahead, move on up to where it says add and now you can go ahead and select the volume that you'd like to use for these backups. Now, keep in mind that you'll have to have these volumes pre-configured, so if you're doing this on a hyper V virtual machine like I'm doing I've already attached all the required storage. If you're doing this in Azure it'll be the same process. Make sure you add that storage in before you try adding in Disk Storage.
Go ahead and select volume E and click add. There's a big warning that shows up that this disk will be formatted before it is added to the storage pool. If there is data on that disk you'll want to pull it off prior to doing this, otherwise it's going to be gone. I'm going to go ahead and click yes 'cause I know it's an empty disk and then provide a friendly name. Click OK, and this'll take a moment.
And that is all there is to it to adding in storage for DPM or Azure backup server. In our next lesson we're actually going to go ahead and set up our servers for backup.
- Creating a Recovery Services vault for Azure Backup
- Protecting virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Restoring virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Azure Site Recovery scenarios
- Running failover and failback tests
- Replicating an Azure virtual machine