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Get started with Azure Backup Server

In this post I will show a few simple steps to install Azure Backup Server. For more information about installation of Azure Backup Server go to the following preparation guide:

Create an Azure Backup Vault from the Azure Classic Portal and download the vault credentials.

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Download Azure Backup Server by clicking the link in the Azure Classic Portal and extract the setup files by running “MicrosoftAzureBackupInstaller.exe”.

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On the server that are going to host Azure Backup Server run the following commands in PowerShell to prepare the server for the installation:
# Load module
Import-Module ServerManager -Verbose
# Install the Feature .NET Framework
Add-WindowsFeature AS-NET-Framework -Verbose
# Install the Feature .NET Framework 3.5
Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Features –Verbose

Run the following command to enable Single Instance Storage for Windows Server 2012 R2. After this command you will need to reboot.
dism /online /enable-feature:SIS-Limited

Start the installation of Azure Backup Server. The installation will install some VC++ applications and SQL Server 2014. Follow the step-by-step installation guide at the Azure documentation

When done the Azure Backup Server is installed and ready to configure for backups.


Delete Registered Servers in Azure Backup

I received a question about removing servers in Azure Backup the other day and thought I should point out where to remove them in Azure Backup. In the Azure Classic Portal -> Recovery Services and the Backup Vault where the servers are, click Registered Items and Delete the servers. By default, the Type is “Azure Virtual Machines” so don’t forget to change to the type you want to delete. See the picture below for details.

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If you get the following error message “You cannot delete vault XXXXXX because it contains registered servers. Delete the servers and the restore points for the server data, and then delete the vault” during Azure Backup Server installation and setup delete the server as described above.