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Virtual Disaster Recovery to Azure Cloud

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The Recovery Console lets you keep warm standby virtual images up-to-date in the Azure cloud. There is no such recovery target as Azure, but you can accomplish the task by installing the Recovery Console on a virtual machine in the Azure cloud and enabling the disaster recovery of your production systems into Hyper-V.


Step 1: Create VM in Azure


1.Go to the Azure portal at and sign in with your Microsoft account.
2.Create an Azure subscription (a 30-day free trial is available)
3.From the left menu, select Virtual machines.
4.Click Add , then follow the setup wizard.




The following settings are important:


Set the operating system to either Windows Server 2016 Datacenter or Windows 10 Pro (both support nested virtualization which allows you to run Hyper-V inside of a Hyper-V virtual machine)





Select a Location close to where the backup data is located, this should result in a faster data transfer,




Choose a VM size that supports nested virtualization: Dv3 or Ev3. A full list of supported VM sizes is available from the Microsoft article: Azure compute unit (ACU).





For full details and screen shots, please refer to Microsoft's instructions to: Create virtual machine.


Step 2: Enable Hyper-V role

1.From the left menu, select Virtual machines. Start the virtual machine you have created.
2.Establish a remote connection to the virtual machine (Microsoft: Connect to your Azure VM).
3.Enable the Hyper-V role on the virtual machine (Microsoft: Enable the Hyper-V feature on the Azure VM).


Step 3: Enable virtual disaster recovery

1.Download the Recovery Console installer.
2.Run the installer and complete the installation.
3.Enable virtual disaster recovery to Hyper-V for as many devices as necessary.




Disable the LocalSpeedVault for this configuration as the recovery is "Cloud to Cloud"
Location: this is where the virtual machines are created. Any path can be used, but typically it is: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machine


Unless you uncheck the Continuous Restore setting, the restore will begin momentarily and will update the image with the changes every time a backup occurs for this system.



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