Azure VM snapshoot

asked 2023-01-09T09:43:04.087+00:00
Vijayanand K V 1 Reputation point

Hello,

Is any option to take VM snapshot in azure same like VMware snapshot ?.

  I need to patch Azure Linux VM before that need to take backup. (For VMware we use VMware snapshot, and in case any issue revert the VM snapshot (5~10Mins), but what is the Option in Azure VMs?.  

I got a link -> https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/snapshot-copy-managed-disk?tabs=portal
To recover snapshot need to covert to disk and swap the root disk . Is there any simple way to restore VM?

Regards,
Vijay

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  1. answered 2023-01-09T11:29:21.087+00:00
    Alistair Ross 4,821 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Vijayanand K V

    Azure Backup is what you want to use in this instance. The link provided will take you to the overview page, with a short video and explanation on how it works. There are also tutorials and quick starts to get you up and running

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-overview

    I hope this helps provide you with the information you need. If it does, please make sure to mark the question as answered so it helps other people in future.

    Kind regards

    Alistair

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  2. answered 2023-01-09T20:07:36.67+00:00
    lukemurraynz 2,531 Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    Azure Backup (https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/backup/backup-overview?WT.mc_id=AZ-MVP-5004796) or the snapshot create and revert the disks, as you alluded to.

    You can, however, use WVDAdmin (https://blog.itprocloud.de/Windows-Virtual-Desktop-Admin/), which can make the snapshot backup and restore process a lot more automated, similar to the VMWare snapshot create and restore.

    https://luke.geek.nz/azure/capturing-virtual-machine-images-and-snapshots-in-azure-using-wvdadmin/

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