Azure Blob storage - use to save Windows Server Backup files

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I would like to have a cloud based server backup storage implemented via

 

Server Backup - save files to a given directory (from any of my servers)

Use Microsoft Azure Explorer to copy the files into an Azure Blob Cool storage account (or via any other method if required - but I prefer a GUI method instead of a command line one).

 

I tried the above, but I get errors, about blob types not supported.

 

Is there any way to do this easily - and have the data accesible for restore (copy back to a directory) in case of a catastrophic failure that prevents me from using my local backups (I would do the online backups once a month or so, and use them as a tertiary level backup).

 

Thanks for any help

 

Robert S.

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Do you want to manual back up the server every time ?

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Yes - until my Acronis backup is up and running again
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When you upload using Microsoft Azure storage explorer, you can choose the data type.

Make sure it is set to Block blob, and remove the convert vhd to page blob.

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Thanks - I am trying this now. I am actually copying the vhdx files from the hyper V storage locations. Question though. is a snapshot created as the copy process starts, or are the copies going to be corrupted, as the VMs are running. Thanks for any help
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I would export the vm from the hyper-v manager