Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure now in public preview

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Earlier this week, Corey Sanders announced preview of a new Azure Backup capability to backup SQL workloads running in Azure Virtual Machines in his post about why you should bet on azure for your infrastructure needs today and in the future. In this blog, we will elaborate on how this enterprise backup provides a new breakthrough in backup that differentiates Azure from any other public cloud.


This workload backup capability is built as an infrastructure-less, Pay as You Go (PAYG) service that leverages native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.




Read about it in the Azure blog.

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I tried this with a web sql machine and it failed due to web sql not supporting backup compression. Is it possible to use with web sql i.e no compression or any plans to support in future?