As most of all other guys who are using Azure out there we are in a desperate need of backups for Azure Resource Manager. Yesterday the Microsoft Azure team released (in Public Preview) the new backup tool for ARM, Recovery Services vaults.

Go to “Recovery Services Vaults” and add a new Vault. When the Vault has been created you’ll see the following in the portal:

Recovery Services Vault HeyAzureGuy’s Recovery Services Vault

Now you can click on Add-backup When you click on it, a discovery will start to discover your Virtual Machines. After this is completed you can configure the Backup.

Create new backup Create new backup

We continue with “Azure virtual machine backup”, as this will create the snapshots. Next select the Default backup policy, or create a custom one. After this select the virtual machines you would like to be backup and click on “Enable Backup”