New Azure backup “agent”

Today I was notified of a new Azure backup agent which was released on Azure and on the download center. As of recently Microsoft did not have support for backing up on-premises Sharepoint, SQL, Exchange, Hyper-V and Azure Backup was limited to files and folders. Now if we go into the Azure portal we can see that they have updated the feature set in the backup vault

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Now this points to a download which is called Azure backup which was released yesterday. This new feature allows for backup of on-premises from disk to cloud against Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint and Hyper-V yay!

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During the setup we can see that this is a typical rebranded DPM setup, which has support for the most, but it does not include tape support and is most likely aimed at replacing DPM w/Tape and instead move to DPM w/Cloud tier instead.

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As we can see the Azure backup wizard is basically DPM, it also includes SQL server 2014.

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The wizard will also setup a integration with a backup vault using a vault credential which can be downloaded from the Azure website.

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And voila! the end product. So instead of recreating the wheel Microsoft basically rebranded DPM as a Azure product, hence killing the system center DPM ? Time will show when an official blog comes up.

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