Azure Recovery Services - Restore SQL Backup files to another location

Nigel Morse 191 Reputation points

We're looking to run SQL Server on Azure VMs and use Recovery Services Vault to back up the databases.

Is there any way to make the backup (.bak) files available outside of the vault - e.g. to Azure Blob storage, so that we can easily access them should we need to do (e.g. an adhoc restore locally or something)

Right now it looks from the portal that they can only be restored back to the same machine, or another SQL VM registered. There is an option to Restore As Files, but again only to a registered SQL VM. There's no option to have them put onto another machines disk, or copied into blob storage.

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  1. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 27,266 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Nigel Morse - You must be looking for this - hope this suffice your requirement. If it doesn't, you may leave your valuable feedback directly with Azure backup team here -


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