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: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/backup-configure-vault

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

Get started with Azure Backup Server 1

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

Get started with Azure Backup Server 2

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 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/backup-configure-vault.

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

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