Tracking Azure Backup Job Status with CLI

Martin Thong 20 Reputation points

What is the process for creating a CLI script to initiate an Azure virtual machine backup, monitor the backup status every five minutes, and trigger an email notification upon job completion?

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Azure Backup
An Azure backup service that provides built-in management at scale.
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  1. Luke Murray 10,276 Reputation points MVP

    You could do something similar to this with PowerShell."

    # Authenticate to Azure
    # Set Variables
    $resourceGroupName = "resourceGroup"
    $vaultName = "vaultName"
    $vmName = "pstestv2vm1"
    $emailFrom = ""
    $emailTo = ""
    $emailSubject = "VM Backup Job Completed"
    $emailBody = "The VM backup job for $vmName is complete."
    # Get Recovery Services Vault and Backup Item
    $vault = Get-AzRecoveryServicesVault -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Name $vaultName
    $NamedContainer = Get-AzRecoveryServicesBackupContainer -ContainerType AzureVM -FriendlyName $vmName -VaultId $vault.ID
    $Item = Get-AzRecoveryServicesBackupItem -Container $NamedContainer -WorkloadType AzureVM -VaultId $vault.ID
    # Initiate Backup
    $Job = Backup-AzRecoveryServicesBackupItem -Item $Item -VaultId $vault.ID -ExpiryDateTimeUTC (Get-Date).ToUniversalTime().AddDays(60)
    # Monitor Backup Status
    do {
        $jobStatus = Get-AzRecoveryServicesBackupJob -VaultId $vault.ID -Job $Job
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 300
    } until ($jobStatus.Status -eq "Completed")
    # Trigger Email Notification
    Send-MailMessage -From $emailFrom -To $emailTo -Subject $emailSubject -Body $emailBody

    Reference: Example 1: Start a backup for a Backup item

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