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Microsoft Azure Backup Agent

Download the Azure Backup Agent

Microsoft works heavily on their Microsoft Azure Recovery Services and releases new features for its Azure Backup software. Some of these new features need a new version of the Azure Backup Agent, or MARS Agent, to work.

Now if you install a new recovery vault in Azure to get started with Azure Backup you will find a link to download the Azure Backup Agent or sometimes you will see warnings in the Azure Backup MMC console with a link to a newer version of the Azure Backup Agent. But if you just want to download the latest MARS Agent, sometimes it is pretty hard to find, so let me help you with this link:

Download Azure Backup Agent

You can also use that file to updated an existing Azure Backup Agent.

By the way, Microsoft Azure Backup now supports Windows System State Backups to Azure.



Windows Azure Recovery Services: Backup & Hyper-V Recovery Manager (Preview)

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Microsoft just released Windows Azure Recovery Services (Preview) for the features like Backup and Hyper-V Recovery Manager.

Windows Azure Backup (Preview) – This is your offsite backup to cloud solutions, which integrates in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, or System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager. These tools provide similar experiences configuring, monitoring, and recovering backups whether to local disk or Windows Azure storage. After data is backed up to the cloud, authorized users can easily recover backups to any server.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (Preview) – This allows you to easily failover private clouds to a secondary datacenter- This feature integrates in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager and uses the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica technology to replicate your private cloud. It helps you to orchestrate datacenter failovers or recovery of virtual machines. The solution offers also the same features as Hyper-V replica but in a much bigger scale.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager

You can get more information here: Windows Azure Recovery Services