How to backup to Azure

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Jul 19, 2019

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How to backup to Azure

Windows Azure is a Microsoft cloud computing platform used to build, deploy and manage applications through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters

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What is Azure

Windows Azure allows for applications to be built using many different programming languages, tools or frameworks and makes it possible for developers to integrate their public cloud applications in their existing IT environment.

How to backup to Azure with Backup4all

Steps to follow:

  1. Open Backup4all and select File -> New (Ctrl+N).
  2. In the Where do you want to save the backup? section, select Azure as backup destination.
  3. Enter the Azure account name, key and the container name. Press Next.
  4. On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.
  5. On the Filter the backup sources page, you can set include/exclude filters for backup sources. Then press Next.
  6. On the How do you want to backup page, you can choose the backup type and the encryption.
  7. On the When do you want to backup page, you can set the backup job to automatically run on the specified time and days. Press Next.
  8. On the Personalize your backup job page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.
  9. Press Save and run.

How to restore from Azure

Steps to follow:

  1. Open Backup4all and press the Restore (F7) button. If the backup job does not exist in Backup4all, you must open it from File -> Open from -> Azure. Configure the Azure account and press Show. Double click the backup catalog to open it.
  2. Select the location you want to restore the files to. Original location is selected by default.
  3. On the same page, you can choose how do you want to restore.
  4. If you select to restore from a specific version, press Next to indicate the version or the date you want to restore the files. Press Next
  5. You can also filter the files before the restore.
  6. Press Finish to start the restore process.

Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages:

  • The Azure backup destination offers a reliable online storage solution.

Disadvantages:

  • If you want to browse your backed up files on the Azure storage, you need a special Azure Explorer application for that.