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Azure Recovery Services vaults

Azure Recovery service vault is used to backup and store important data or business critical data from Windows Server (Windows Server 2016, 2012 etc.) or Windows Client OS(Windows 10,  Windows 8 ,Windows 7 etc.). There is Backup Policy for files and folder and Backup Agent for backup of data.
Azure Recovery Services vaults has two storage Replication Mode:

  1. Local Redundancy: The backup data will be replicated in same data center
  2. Geo Replication: The data will be replicated across the different data center which can be many miles away so it will not affect the data availability.

In older Management Portal, it was named as Backup vault. Using new portal, one cannot create Backup vault and Microsoft recommends to create Recovery Services vaults from Azure Portal.
To create Azure Recovery Services vaults  , visit http://portal.azure.com and sign in with the username and password. After signing in, it will show the portal dashboard. To create Azure Recovery Services vaults, click the menu on the left and click on More Services.

Sign in dashboard

Search for Recovery Services vaults and click to open Recovery Services vaults.

Search for recovery Service vaults

According to your subscription, it will display if Recovery Services vaults is available or not.

Search result

Here, to create a new Recovery Services vault, click on Add from top left menu

create recovery service valut

After clicking on add it will ask for name , subscription , resource group and location as below.

details form
In name we have to give Relevant name for which we are using it, from subscription you can select subscription and location you can choose nearby location around you and I have created new Resource Group for recovery service but you can use existing one if you have. Then after I will click create from bottom button.
In notification it will show the progress of current operation.

progress of current operation
This ends the deployment  of Recovery Service. Navigate to the Recovery service from dashboard.

deployment succeeded status

The Recovery Service Vault will appear on the list. Click to open.

List of services

This blade displays essential and monitoring information of Recovery service vault

recovery service vault dashboard

From the properties windows, click on Properties to download the Backup agent as well as get the Backup credentials.

properties window

Once the Backup Agent is downloaded, you can use that agent to select the file which need to backup and schedule it on time and date specific.
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