Azure: backups and the Recovery Service

My aim today was to get checkpoints/snapshots working on Azure again (using PowerShell – see earlier posts on this), just in order to do a video about silent or unattended installations of SQLServer.

But the command line way does not appear to work this time – and I am not clear whether that is because they changed the API, well what happens when you call the API. Anyway, I then stumbled across Azure Recovery Services, which seems to be worth a shot.

Although this list of completions and failures will mean nothing… it does tell a bit of a story, which I may come back to. Right now, as the most recent backup has completed (35 minutes – pretty slow for a machine with very little on it, but of course if it saves the day at some point, great), I’m going back to my unattended installation of SqlServer.

AzureBackup11

 

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/pricing/details/backup/

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/backup-azure-vms/

 

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