Sharon provides an overview of the various recovery vaults that have been used during this chapter, including an overview of the dashboard and how to set up notifications.
- [Instructor] Wow, that was a lot of information in this one chapter. But now that we have our backups configured, we can take a look at the Recovery Services Vault and this is where we'll find all those backups. Let's go ahead and start with the Recovery Vault LIL backups that we created earlier in this chapter. And right from the overview page, you can see that we have six backup items and that we're using 17.35 gig of LRS storage. Let's go ahead and explore the backup items in a little bit more detail.
And you'll notice that we have our different backup types as well as the backup item count. We'll start off with the Azure backup server and this is a server that we set up to back up the SQL databases as well as some files and folders. We can see a list of everything that was backed up including the dates and times. And that could further drill into any of these for a little bit more information such as we can see which protection group this backup belongs to, where the backup container is, the item types, et cetera.
And go ahead and close that. We'll back out one more. Let's go ahead and take a look at the One Azure virtual machine, and we configured this in the beginning of the chapter. And here we can see that that virtual machine has backed up successfully, and our last restore point. If I drill in I get a little bit more information about that virtual machine backup including any alerts and jobs, the backup status and a quick summary. We also have a list of our restore points.
And go ahead and close that. And that blade as well. Next we have the Azure Backup Agent. And this was the agent we installed on server 2012 R2, and we did so just to back up the files and folders on that server. We can see the name of the server that we're protecting, if the last backup was successful, and the latest recovery point. And here we can drill down again and pull up a little bit more information specifically about that backup.
And then we have our newest addition to Azure backup, the ability to back up Azure files. We'll take a look at this in more depth in a moment. As you also recall, we were backing up our hyper V virtual machines. And I had to create a new recovery services vault for that particular demo. We will pop into there, and you can see that we have those two backup items. The other thing you'll notice here is that our backup storage is 140 gigabytes but it's listed as cloud GRS.
And this is something I want to point out. I forgot to configure the type of storage prior to assigning a backup to this vault. Once there are backups in the vault, you cannot change the backup storage type. That is written in stone. Let's go ahead and take a look at our two options here. Again these are listed under the Azure backup server because we configured one to backup our hyper V virtual machines. And you'll notice that we have our two items.
And you'll also notice that there is a third item here. This was part of a previous backup that I had configured. And this will sit there for 30 days. After 30 days it will be removed. And finally let's take a quick look at the recovery vault that I had to create in another region to show you the newest addition to back up, the ability to back up Azure file shares.
Again we have our backup item. We go ahead and select the Azure storage file shares. And you'll notice that it is still backing up. And this was because we initiated this a short time ago. Before we wrap up this lesson, there is one last thing I want to point out. A backup is all well and good, but if you don't know that something hasn't backed up, then when you need to pull that data, you could be in trouble.
And sometimes we don't always want to pop in to each recovery vault. You've seen me pop into three of them, and it's a little time consuming. I don't want to do that for every recovery vault. So what you can do is set up an alert event for each recovery vault. To set a backup alert, simply select alerts and events under monitoring and reports, and then backup alerts. And then you go ahead and configure email notifications. You go ahead turn them on, enter in the address, the type of notification, either per alert or hourly, and then which level severity do you want to have in the email.
And that's all there is to it. I would highly recommend that you do this for your vaults. And that is it for backing up resources using Azure. In the next chapter, we will actually start restoring some of these items that we backed up.
- 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