Where can we see the region where backups are stored incase of a geo redundant vault?

Muhammad Zeeshan 241 Reputation points
2022-01-21T20:33:24.967+00:00

Hi,
So I configured a geo redundant vault for my VMs. I backed up my data and backup restore points were available and I could see them in my primary region. Is there anyway to see the copies of backup on the portal stored on the secondary region , as this is the main purpose of Geo redundancy.

Incase of region failure how will I access those backups from secondary region , if i cant see them on the portal .

Also in case if the backups are stored in the secondary region in a vault , shouldnt that be availble in the summary view of the resource group ?

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  1. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 39,891 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-01-24T09:49:57.163+00:00

    Hello @Muhammad Zeeshan - Thank you for your post!

    Incase of region failure how will I access those backups from secondary region , if i cant see them on the portal.

    You won't see the secondary region option unless Microsoft declares datacenter failure. This is exactly the cross region restore (CRR) is for.

    Azure Backup uses Recovery Services Vault to hold customer’s backup data and offers both local and geo-redundancy. To ensure durability of backed up data, Azure Backup defaults storage settings to geo-redundancy, and the backed up data in the primary region is geo-replicated to an Azure-paired secondary region. However, the data that is replicated to the secondary region is available to restore in the secondary region only if Azure declares a disaster in the primary region. With the introduction of this new feature (**CRR), the customers who opt-in for this feature can initiate restores in the secondary region at any time.**

    Doc reference: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/updates/cross-region-restore-of-azure-vms-now-generally-available/

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    Reference URL - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-arm-restore-vms#cross-region-restore

    Hope this answers your question!


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