Azure Backup

Azure Backup is a cost-effective, secure, one-click backup solution that’s scalable based on your backup storage needs. The centralized management interface makes it easy to define backup policies and protect a wide range of enterprise workloads, including Azure Virtual Machines, SQL and SAP databases, and Azure file shares.


Simplify data protection with built-in management at scale


  • Centralized management. Monitor, operate, govern, and optimize data protection at scale in a unified and consistent manner using Backup Center.
  • Application consistency. Back up and restore data from virtual machines with application consistency in Windows using Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and in Linux with pre- and post- processing scripts.
  • Multi-workload support. Back up Azure Virtual Machines, on-premises servers, SQL Server and SAP HANA on Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Files, and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
  • Durable storage options. Store your backups in locally redundant storage (LRS), geo-redundant storage (GRS), and zone-redundant storage (ZRS).


Efficiently manage backups


  • Simplify workload protection with built-in backup capabilities and save time with one-click backup support for VMs, Azure file shares, SQL and SAP HANA databases, and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
  • Manage resources through the Azure portal, Azure SDK, and Azure CLI, and across vaults, subscriptions, and tenants.
  • Ensure database-consistent snapshots for Oracle and MySQL databases running on Linux VMs in Azure.

Secure your backups


  • Protect against ransomware by enabling multifactor authentication using a security PIN generated in the Azure portal.
  • Fully control how you protect and access your data with customer-managed keys that use 256-bit AES encryption.
  • Ensure recovery of items with no data loss for up to 14 days after an unauthorized deletion by enabling soft delete.

Reduce your costs


  • Eliminate the need for tape or offsite backup.
  • Get cost-effective short- and long-term retention of backup data.
  • Restore SQL Database, individual files, folders, and VMs in Azure or on-premises at no additional cost.
  • Selectively back up disks within a VM to tailor your backup needs.
  • Use the Optimize tab in Backup reports to rightsize backup storage for significant cost savings.
  • Estimate and compare costs using the Backup pricing estimator.


You have the flexibility to choose between locally redundant storage (LRS), zone redundant storage (ZRS)Preview or geo-redundant storage (GRS) for your backups. If you enable cross-region-restore, we upgrade your backup storage from GRS to read-access geo-redundant storage (RA-GRS). Charges for storage are separate from the cost of Azure Backup Protected Instances





Storage in GB/Month $0,0224 per GB $0,028 per GB $0,0448 per GB $0,0569 per GB





Instance < or = 50 GB $5 + storage consumed
Instance is > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB $10 + storage consumed
Instance is > 500 GB $10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed

Example: If you have 1.2 TB of data in one instance, then the cost would be $30 plus storage consumed. You would be charged $10 for two 500 GB increments and $10 for the remaining 200 GB data.