Entries by Elliot Munro

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How to Restore an Azure Virtual Machine from Backup

Once you’ve setup Azure Backup to protect your Azure Virtual Machine (see this guide for more info), the process to restore it is quite simple. I recommend running test restores on a regular schedule to make sure it’s working correctly. To restore an instance of your Azure Virtual Machine follow this quick guide. Log into https://manage.windowsazure.com […]

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Protect an Azure Virtual Machine with Azure Backup

  If you’re running Azure Virtual Machines in production, you’ll probably want to protect them with Azure Backup. The good news is Azure provides a simple way to protect an entire virtual machine, so you can easily restore it if things go wrong. Protecting Virtual Machine instances differs from the typical Azure Backup client that is usually installed […]

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Migrating files into Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

We use Microsoft’s AzCopy to move large amounts of data from external sources into Microsoft Azure Storage. The typical scenario for us is a customer who is moving onto an Azure Virtual Machine, and wants their data stored on that machine. AzCopy is a versatile command line utility that allows you to move files from another PC or Server into […]

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How to create an Azure Storage Container in the old portal

Here’s how to create an Azure Storage Account Container in the old Microsoft Azure portal at https://manage.windowsazure.com, assuming you already have an Azure subscription and existing Azure Storage account. You will need an existing storage account. See this guide for how to create one. Login to https://manage.windowsazure.com Open your existing storage account. Click Containers then […]

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How to create an Azure Storage Container in the new portal

Here’s how to create an Azure Storage Account Container, assuming you already have an Azure subscription and existing Azure Storage account. Firstly you’ll need a storage account. See this guide for how to create one. Open your storage account by signing into https://portal.azure.com Click Blobs Click Containers in the Blob service blade. Create the new container […]

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How to create an Azure Storage Account in the old portal

Creating an Azure Storage account through the current portal (non-preview) is quite simple. Here’s how you do it. (To create an Azure Storage account in the new portal, follow this quick guide instead.)   Login to https://manage.windowsazure.com Click Storage Click New Click Quick Create, then choose a name for the storage account. Choose the location you want […]