How to Restore Azure Virtual Machine using Powershell - Azure IaaS VM Backup


Azure Virtual Machine which are in Load Balancing can be backed up by Azure IaaS Backup ? , Answer is Yes.

Microsoft recently anounces support for Load balanced Virtual Machines on Azure, Please refer the below article.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-backup-supports-loadbalancer-cloudlink-virtualmachines/

Currently their are limitation with respect to restore, The restore should be performed whenever Virtual machines are configured in a special networking configuration.

For restoring the Virtual machines in the special networking configuration, then you should the powershell approach where it will allow you to restore the VM disk to a storage account and from where you can go ahead and configure the Virtual machine using existing disk in the special networking configuration as needed.

You further explore this in the below Microsoft article
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/backup-azure-vms-automation/#restore-an-azure-vm

Below are the sequence of powershell commands that can be used for restoring the VM disk from the Azure Backup Vault.


Get-AzureRmBackupVault

Name               ResourceGroupName  Region             Storage
----               -----------------  ------             -------
Backupnow          RecoveryService... centralus          GeoRedundant


Get-AzureRMBackupVault –ResourceGroupName “RecoveryServices-BYDEFLG5BESPTOIGSYROZJR5V6ZCINXVYA6SZIUXICQVCHKR5IH
Q-Central-US”

Name               ResourceGroupName  Region             Storage
----               -----------------  ------             -------
Backupnow          RecoveryService... centralus          GeoRedundant


$backupvault = Get-AzureRMBackupVault –ResourceGroupName “RecoveryServices-BYDEFLG5BESPTOIGSYROZJR5V6ZCINXVYA6S
ZIUXICQVCHKR5IHQ-Central-US”

 $backupvault

Name               ResourceGroupName  Region             Storage
----               -----------------  ------             -------
Backupnow          RecoveryService... centralus          GeoRedundant



$joblist = Get-AzureRMBackupJob -Vault $backupvault -Status InProgress

$joblist = Get-AzureRMBackupJob -Vault $backupvault -Status Completed
$joblist[0]

WorkloadName    Operation       Status          StartTime              EndTime
------------    ---------       ------          ---------              -------
vm2             Backup          Completed       2/5/2016 2:23:22 AM    2/5/2016 2:42:36 AM


$backupitem = Get-AzureRMBackupContainer -Vault $backupvault -Type AzureVM -name "VM1" | Get-AzureRMBackupItem
Get-AzureRMBackupRecoveryPoint -Item $backupitem

RecoveryPointId    RecoveryPointType  RecoveryPointTime      ContainerName
---------------    -----------------  -----------------      -------------
27578974793839     FileSystemConsi... 2/5/2016 2:26:13 AM    iaasvmcontainer;highavailablevm;vm1


$rp =  Get-AzureRMBackupRecoveryPoint -Item $backupitem
$rp

RecoveryPointId    RecoveryPointType  RecoveryPointTime      ContainerName
---------------    -----------------  -----------------      -------------
27578974793839     FileSystemConsi... 2/5/2016 2:26:13 AM    iaasvmcontainer;highavailablevm;vm1


$restorejob = Restore-AzureRMBackupItem -StorageAccountName "Azurestoragerestorenow" -RecoveryPoint $rp

$restorejob

WorkloadName    Operation       Status          StartTime              EndTime
------------    ---------       ------          ---------              -------
vm1             Restore         InProgress      2/5/2016 2:03:45 PM


$restorejob

WorkloadName    Operation       Status          StartTime              EndTime
------------    ---------       ------          ---------              -------
vm1             Restore         Completed       2/5/2016 2:03:45 PM   2/5/2016 2:23:17 PM



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