So I recently hit an issue when trying to install Azure Backup Server on a Windows 2012 R2 server in an environment that used WPAD. Azure Backup Server allows you to backup your on-premise infrastructure to local disk storage while also providing the ability to backup to an Azure Recovery Services Vault, allowing offsite long-term retention. MABS – image courtesy of Microsoft The install failed at a couple of points, signing into Azure when selecting a backup vault and later in the installation as well.
Recovery Options When it comes to Azure VM recovery you’ve a few options available, you can: Create an Azure virtual machine from your backup Restore the disks associated with the Azure VM Create a virtual machine from backup The first thing I should call out with this option is that this process creates a new Azure VM attached to the disks that are being restored. Why does that matter?