Greener then the hills here. Our company wants to pioneer into the possibility of backing up Azure VMS within Microsoft Azure. I am coming from a Commvault backup software mentality and am confused slightly with the documents not providing a clear answer on how the layout works with Microsoft Azure Backups process.
As far as i know you need a subscription service to Recovery Services Vault in order to perform backups. from there i am getting into the weeds with how the backups environment works. The documentation suggests that there can be a physical server which you can install or set up a Microsoft Azure Backup Server. Is there just one location that manages the backups of Azure data or is Recovery Services Vault and Microsoft Azure Backup Server completely different operations which
o You can back up on-premises Windows machines (Physical onsite server) directly to Azure by using the Azure Backup Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS, also known as the Azure Backup Agent) agent. Linux machines aren't supported.
o You can back up on-premises machines to a backup server - either System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) or Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS). You can then back up the backup server to a Recovery Services vault in Azure.
Commvault in short has a primary server (Commserve) which Coordinates all activity in The Commvault enviroment. It talks to Client computers (physical/VM) which are backed up and restores through Media Agent servers that conduct the movement of data from source to destination (libraries)