Support long term retention or Backup integration
When using Azure Site Recovery from an on-prem Hyper-V host (without VMM/DPM), storing 24 hours of snapshots doesn't met business requirements for Backup.
Azure Backup and ASR can't protect the same workload (and Azure Backup doesn't protect on premise VM's)
Allow ASR to store long term retention
Implement an integration into Azure Backup.
Notes: Given Azure backup DOES support backing up Azure VM's - if there was a way to schedule a backup of a test ASR VM that might work (as long as the test VM only spun up just long enough for the backup - and if there was/is a way to force a fail if the spin-up+backup takes longer than X (time).
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Christopher Edwards commented
Since the data is already in Azure it shouldn't have to sent all over again to a separate backup provider causing wasted bandwidth, duplicated storage and more on prem compute. Verto gives you 30 days which isn't enough. Quite frankly if you integrated 90 days backup into ASR it would result in more storage account billing for MS.
Suprised this capability isn't allready built in - image a ransomware attack in a holiday period (Doesn't even have to be a very long holiday) and you may have expired your recovery options !
Stefan Cuypers commented
We'd like to get rid of on-prem backup infrastructure (currently DPM server and tape library). Moving to Azure Backup still requires local disks, but if backup would build on ASR data then no local backup disks are required any more.
Diego Souza commented
We are evaluating ASR and if we could also enable cloud backup for protected resource with a single data upload to Azure.... WOW, this will be amazing and cost effective.
If we start the test fail-over and backup this for a single restore point, it works, but next backup using another test fail-over data will generate a new full copy... so it is not so cost effective.
I will try to play with .vhd files generated by ASR directly on the storage account, something like storage snapshot should do the trick, but the question is how to restore from this? I need more time to test this idea....
Phil Gianuzzi commented
Merging site recovery and long term backups would be a big win. Right now interest in ASR is high but it's viewed as an add-on cost to our existing backup infrastructure.