Introduction Azure Backup
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Introduction Azure Backup

Learn how to protect your data using Microsoft Azure
4.0 (11 ratings)
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Created by Robert Crane
Last updated 10/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand and effectively use Azure backup to protect a range of applications and data in their organisation
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  • Students should have their own valid Azure subscription
  • Students should have on premises data they wish to backup to the cloud

This course will take through all the available Azure backup services. From basic files and folders all the way through to using Azure Site Recovery to do full server recovery. This course is aimed at the IT Professional who has little experience with azure backup but is looking to understand how it can protect their data to the Microsoft Cloud. The course includes 14 video lessons that take you through step by step setting up each services as well as backing up and recovering information. 

The course is broken out into section based on the different Azure backup services and you should allow 2 - 3 hours to work through all the material. The majority of the course focuses on deployment using the new Azure Resource Manager technology.

This course is also a great introduction to the power of Microsoft Azure and can fast track your adoption of the latest Microsoft technologies.

Who is the target audience?
  • You'll be taken through the various Azure backup services from files and folders, through applications, all the way to Azure Site Recovery
  • Designed for those who have little knowledge or experience using Azure backup
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
An introduction to this course
1 Lecture 02:03

Here you'll learn about myself (lecturer) and be given an overview of the course content and whom the course is aimed at.

Preview 02:03
1 Lecture 08:47

This lesson will give you a complete overview of the course content as well as get you started with some azure backup basics. You'll learn more about how each Azure backup service operates and the steps involved in setting it up.

Preview 08:47
File Backup using Azure Service Manager (ASM)
1 Lecture 15:35

This lesson will show you how to backup files and folders using the older 'classic' or Azure Services Manager portal. All future lessons will focus on the newer Azure Resource Manager but here you'll learn how it is still possible tgo Azure backup via the 'classic' portal.

Files and Folders Backup
File Backup using Azure Resource Manager (ARM)
3 Lectures 18:48

This lesson will take you through the set up required to commence basking up data using Azure backup for file and folders. You'll learn how to create a destination for the data in Azure and how to install the required software from the portal.


This lesson builds on the previous one and steps you through actually backing up files and folders from a Windows server to the Azure using the setup previously created. You'll see how to use the backup software to ensure all your required data is protected.


This lesson will take the files and folder data you have just backed up and show you how to restore this information back to your source. You be taken through the steps of using the software to actually recover previously backed up data.

Application Backup with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)
3 Lectures 21:23

This lesson will show you how to use the Azure backup service to not only backup files and folders but also application like Exchange, SQL and SharePoint. You'll see how to set up a destination in Azure for the backed up data as well as how to install the included Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) onto a local server to control and manage these backups.


This lesson builds on the previous one and puts Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) to work in actually saving data into Azure. You'll learn how to use DPM to not only backup files but also other important Windows services.


This lesson shows you how to restore data that has been backed up using the Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) that is part of the Azure backup for application service. You'll see how easy it is to restore information using this included software.

Site Recovery with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)
6 Lectures 01:12:48

This lesson show you how to prepare your environment for Azure Site Recovery (ASR). It will take through the process of preparing the local Hyper V machine as well as the destination location in Azure into which the replica will be located.


Once you have Azure Site Recovery (ASR) setup the next step to protect your local Hyper V machines. This lesson steps you through the process of replicating your local Hyper V guests directly into Azure. It shows you how to ensure that everything is working correct to ensure confidence in the protection process.


You'll see how to run an Azure Site Recovery (ASR) test failover process. You use this to ensure that information you are protecting can be quickly and easily recovered. The test process allows you to do all this directly in Azure without affecting the protection you already have in place.

Test Failover

If there is ever a need to recover you Hyper V machines in a planned manner, Azure Site recovery (ASR) allows this quickly and easily. This lesson will take you through that process end to end and show you how to easily recover your locally protected Hyper V guest to Azure or back to on premises.

Planned Failover

The reason you have a backup is for those times when unexpected failures occur. This lesson takes you through a simulated unexpected failure of the local Hyper V guest machine and show you how to recover that machine again from Azure Site Recovery (ASR).

Unplanned Failover

Because Azure Site Recovery (ASR) replicates your local Hyper V guest to the cloud it is also possible to use the service as a way to migrate on premises servers to the cloud. This lesson will take you through that process step by step.

About the Instructor
Robert Crane
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Technical Specialist and Microsoft MVP

Robert has a degree in Electrical Engineering as well as Masters of Business Administration. He is also a Small Business Specialist, Microsoft Certified SharePoint Professional and Office 365 Administrator. Robert has over 20 years of IT experience in a variety of fields and positions, including working on Wall St in New York. He continues his involvement with information technology as the Principal of the Computer Information Agency.

Apart from resolving client technical issues, Robert continues to present at seminars locally and internationally, as well as write on a number for topics for the Computer Information Agency. Since 2012 Robert has been awarded a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft for his contributions around the Office 365 product. He also develops and presents technology courses on a regular basis at various locations. Robert is committed to a process of ongoing business and technical education to continue developing the skills required to assist clients with their business challenges.