New Azure Backup update supports offline disk shipment and increases the number of backup copies and retention policies in Windows

downloadgreenWhen you use Microsoft Azure Backup agent in Windows, you currently experience the following restrictions:

– Azure Backup uses only one single retention policy to back up the data.
– The number of backup copies is limited to 120.
– Azure Backup does not provide the option of sending the data over network bandwidth alone to the end user.

After installing the update below, Azure Backup improves the capabilities as follows:

– Azure Backup lets you set multiple retention policies on backup data. Backup data can be stored for multiple years by maintaining more backup copies near term, and less backup copies as the backup data becomes aged.
– The number of backup copies that can be stored at Azure is increased to 366.
– Azure Backup integrates with the Azure Import service to send the initial backup data to Azure datacenter. This capability will enable the customers to ship the initial backup data through disk to the nearest Azure datacenter.

For additional details and a link to the update, please see the following:

KB3033794Azure Backup supports offline disk shipment and increases the number of backup copies and retention policies in Windows (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3033794)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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