Doing Backups in Windows Azure

17. March 2011 03:47 by Mrojas in Azure  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

When we migrate our customers to Azure, we want them to take advantage of
this rich platform.

Even for a simple deployment you get a Windows Azure Storage Account,
and that account means up to 100TB of storage!!!!! So take advantage of that.

One common thing that any enterprise needs is backups.
You need to backups of you email files, databases, documents, etc.

Sometimes you can have a dedicated server for storing that data, but
all hard drives can fail, so you will need to make several copies of your
backup information, probably use a RAID disk, make backups of your backups
on tape, DVD, etc…

What if you could just use your cloud storage, which is triplicated in secure datacenters?

Well you can!

There are currently several solutions.

For example in codeplex you will find projects like:

MyAzureBackup provides simple to use web user interface.
I have even extended some of its functionality to work with a Windows Service that uses
a FileWatcher to upload files from a directory.
And it is easy to use this application as a base for your backup infrastructure adding some
security functionality like encrypting files.

So go ahead and explore all the new posibilities you have with cloud computing