Log Analytics data model for Azure Backup data

Use the Log Analytics data model to create custom alerts from Log Analytics.

Note

This article was recently updated to use the term Azure Monitor logs instead of Log Analytics. Log data is still stored in a Log Analytics workspace and is still collected and analyzed by the same Log Analytics service. We are updating the terminology to better reflect the role of logs in Azure Monitor. See Azure Monitor terminology changes for details.

Note

This data model is in reference to the Azure Diagnostics Mode of sending diagnostic events to Log Analytics (LA). To learn the data model for the new Resource Specific Mode, you can refer to the following article: Data Model for Azure Backup Diagnostic Events

Using Azure Backup data model

You can use the following fields provided as part of the data model to create visuals, custom queries, and dashboard according to your requirements.

Alert

This table provides details about alert related fields.

Field Data Type Description
AlertUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the generated alert
AlertType_s Text Type of alert, for example, Backup
AlertStatus_s Text Status of the alert, for example, Active
AlertOccurrenceDateTime_s Date/Time Date and time when alert was created
AlertSeverity_s Text Severity of the alert, for example, Critical
AlertTimeToResolveInMinutes_s Number Time taken to resolve an alert. Blank for active alerts.
AlertConsolidationStatus_s Text Identify if the alert is a consolidated alert or not
CountOfAlertsConsolidated_s Number Number of alerts consolidated if it is a consolidated alert
AlertRaisedOn_s Text Type of entity the alert is raised on
AlertCode_s Text Code to uniquely identify an alert type
RecommendedAction_s Text Action recommended to resolve the alert
EventName_s Text Name of the event. Always AzureBackupCentralReport
BackupItemUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the backup item associated with the alert
SchemaVersion_s Text Current version of the schema, for example V2
State_s Text Current state of the alert object, for example, Active, Deleted
BackupManagementType_s Text Provider type for performing backup, for example, IaaSVM, FileFolder to which this alert belongs to
OperationName Text Name of the current operation, for example, Alert
Category Text Category of diagnostics data pushed to Azure Monitor logs. Always AzureBackupReport
Resource Text This is the resource for which data is being collected, it shows Recovery Services vault name
ProtectedContainerUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the protected server associated with the alert (Was ProtectedServerUniqueId_s in V1)
VaultUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the protected vault associated with the alert
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Unique identifier for the resource about which data is collected. For example, a Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for which data is collected. For example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Resource type for which data is collected. For example, Vaults

BackupItem

This table provides details about backup item-related fields.

Field Data Type Description
EventName_s Text Name of the event. Always AzureBackupCentralReport
BackupItemUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the backup item
BackupItemId_s Text Identifier of backup item (This field is only for v1 schema)
BackupItemName_s Text Name of backup item
BackupItemFriendlyName_s Text Friendly name of backup item
BackupItemType_s Text Type of backup item, for example, VM, FileFolder
BackupItemProtectionState_s Text Protection State of the Backup Item
BackupItemAppVersion_s Text Application version of the backup item
ProtectionState_s Text Current protection state of the backup item, for example, Protected, ProtectionStopped
ProtectionGroupName_s Text Name of the Protection Group the Backup Item is protected in, for SC DPM, and MABS, if applicable
SecondaryBackupProtectionState_s Text Whether secondary protection is enabled for the backup item
SchemaVersion_s Text Version of the schema, for example, V2
State_s Text State of the backup item object, for example, Active, Deleted
BackupManagementType_s Text Provider type for performing backup, for example, IaaSVM, FileFolder to which this backup item belongs to
OperationName Text Name of the operation, for example, BackupItem
Category Text Category of diagnostics data pushed to Azure Monitor logs. Always AzureBackupReport
Resource Text Resource for which data is collected, for example, Recovery Services vault name
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Resource ID for data being collected, for example, Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (for ex. Recovery Services vault) for data being collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (for ex. Recovery Services vault) for data being collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for data being collected, for example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Type of the resource for data being collected, for example, Vaults

BackupItemAssociation

This table provides details about backup item associations with various entities.

Field Data Type Description
EventName_s Text This field represents name of this event, it is always AzureBackupCentralReport
BackupItemUniqueId_s Text Unique ID of the backup item
SchemaVersion_s Text This field denotes current version of the schema, it is V2
State_s Text Current state of the backup item association object, for example, Active, Deleted
BackupManagementType_s Text Provider type for server doing backup job, for example, IaaSVM, FileFolder
BackupItemSourceSize_s Text Front-end size of the backup item
BackupManagementServerUniqueId_s Text Field to uniquely identify the Backup Management Server the Backup Item is protected through, if applicable
Category Text This field represents category of diagnostics data pushed to Log Analytics, it is AzureBackupReport
OperationName Text This field represents name of the current operation - BackupItemAssociation
Resource Text This is the resource for which data is being collected, it shows Recovery Services vault name
ProtectedContainerUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the protected server associated with the backup item (Was ProtectedServerUniqueId_s in V1)
VaultUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the vault containing the backup item
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Resource identifier for data being collected. For example, Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (for ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is being collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (for ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is being collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for data being collected, for example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Type of the resource for data is being collected, for example, Vaults

BackupManagementServer

This table provides details about backup item associations with various entities.

Field Data Type Description
BackupManagementServerName_s Text Name of the Backup Management Server
AzureBackupAgentVersion_s Text Version of the Azure Backup Agent on the Backup Management Server
BackupManagementServerVersion_s Text Version of the Backup Management Server
BackupManagementServerOSVersion_s Text OS version of the Backup Management Server
BackupManagementServerType_s Text Type of the Backup Management Server, as MABS, SC DPM
BackupManagementServerUniqueId_s Text Field to uniquely identify the Backup Management Server
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Resource identifier for data being collected. For example, Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (for ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is being collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (for ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is being collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for data being collected, for example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Type of the resource for data is being collected, for example, Vaults

Job

This table provides details about job-related fields.

Field Data Type Description
EventName_s Text Name of the event. Always AzureBackupCentralReport
BackupItemUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the backup item
SchemaVersion_s Text Version of the schema, for example, V2
State_s Text Current state of the job object, for example, Active, Deleted
BackupManagementType_s Text Provider type for server doing backup job, for example, IaaSVM, FileFolder
OperationName Text This field represents name of the current operation - Job
Category Text This field represents category of diagnostics data pushed to Azure Monitor logs, it is AzureBackupReport
Resource Text This is the resource for which data is being collected, it shows Recovery Services vault name
ProtectedServerUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the protected server associated the job
ProtectedContainerUniqueId_s Text Unique ID to identify the protected container the job is run on
VaultUniqueId_s Text Unique identifier of the protected vault
JobOperation_s Text Operation for which job is run for example, Backup, Restore, Configure Backup
JobStatus_s Text Status of the finished job, for example, Completed, Failed
JobFailureCode_s Text Failure Code string because of which job failure happened
JobStartDateTime_s Date/Time Date and time when job started running
BackupStorageDestination_s Text Destination of backup storage, for example, Cloud, Disk
AdHocOrScheduledJob_s Text Field to specify if the job is Ad Hoc or Scheduled
JobDurationInSecs_s Number Total job duration in seconds
DataTransferredInMB_s Number Data transferred in MB for this job
JobUniqueId_g Text Unique ID to identify the job
RecoveryJobDestination_s Text Destination of a recovery job, where the data is recovered
RecoveryJobRPDateTime_s DateTime The date, Time when the recovery point that is being recovered was created
RecoveryJobRPLocation_s Text The location where the recovery point that is being recovered was stored
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Resource identifier for data being collected. For example, Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for which data is collected. For example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Resource type for which data is collected. For example, Vaults

Policy

This table provides details about policy-related fields.

Field Data Type Versions Applicable Description
EventName_s Text This field represents name of this event, it is always AzureBackupCentralReport
SchemaVersion_s Text This field denotes current version of the schema, it is V2
State_s Text Current state of the policy object, for example, Active, Deleted
BackupManagementType_s Text Provider type for server doing backup job, for example, IaaSVM, FileFolder
OperationName Text This field represents name of the current operation - Policy
Category Text This field represents category of diagnostics data pushed to Azure Monitor logs, it is AzureBackupReport
Resource Text This is the resource for which data is being collected, it shows Recovery Services vault name
PolicyUniqueId_g Text Unique ID to identify the policy
PolicyName_s Text Name of the policy defined
BackupFrequency_s Text Frequency with which backups are run, for example, daily, weekly
BackupTimes_s Text Date and time when backups are scheduled
BackupDaysOfTheWeek_s Text Days of the week when backups have been scheduled
RetentionDuration_s Whole Number Retention duration for configured backups
DailyRetentionDuration_s Whole Number Total retention duration in days for configured backups
DailyRetentionTimes_s Text Date and time when daily retention was configured
WeeklyRetentionDuration_s Decimal Number Total weekly retention duration in weeks for configured backups
WeeklyRetentionTimes_s Text Date and time when weekly retention is configured
WeeklyRetentionDaysOfTheWeek_s Text Days of the week selected for weekly retention
MonthlyRetentionDuration_s Decimal Number Total retention duration in months for configured backups
MonthlyRetentionTimes_s Text Date and time when monthly retention is configured
MonthlyRetentionFormat_s Text Type of configuration for monthly retention, for example, daily for day based, weekly for week based
MonthlyRetentionDaysOfTheWeek_s Text Days of the week selected for monthly retention
MonthlyRetentionWeeksOfTheMonth_s Text Weeks of the month when monthly retention is configured, for example, First, Last etc.
YearlyRetentionDuration_s Decimal Number Total retention duration in years for configured backups
YearlyRetentionTimes_s Text Date and time when yearly retention is configured
YearlyRetentionMonthsOfTheYear_s Text Months of the year selected for yearly retention
YearlyRetentionFormat_s Text Type of configuration for yearly retention, for example, daily for day based, weekly for week based
YearlyRetentionDaysOfTheMonth_s Text Dates of the month selected for yearly retention
SynchronisationFrequencyPerDay_s Whole Number v2 Number of times in a day a file backup is synchronized for SC DPM and MABS
DiffBackupFormat_s Text v2 Format for Differential backups for SQL in Azure VM backup
DiffBackupTime_s Time v2 Time for Differential backups for SQL in Azure VM Backup
DiffBackupRetentionDuration_s Decimal Number v2 Retention duration for Differential backups for SQL in Azure VM Backup
LogBackupFrequency_s Decimal Number v2 Frequency for Log backups for SQL
LogBackupRetentionDuration_s Decimal Number v2 Retention duration for Log backups for SQL in Azure VM Backup
DiffBackupDaysofTheWeek_s Text v2 Days of the week for Differential backups for SQL in Azure VM Backup
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Resource identifier for data being collected. For example, Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for which data is collected. For example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Resource type for which data is collected. For example, Vaults

PolicyAssociation

This table provides details about policy associations with various entities.

Field Data Type Versions Applicable Description
EventName_s Text This field represents name of this event, it is always AzureBackupCentralReport
SchemaVersion_s Text This field denotes current version of the schema, it is V2
State_s Text Current state of the policy object, for example, Active, Deleted
BackupManagementType_s Text Provider type for server doing backup job, for example, IaaSVM, FileFolder
OperationName Text This field represents name of the current operation - PolicyAssociation
Category Text This field represents category of diagnostics data pushed to Azure Monitor logs, it is AzureBackupReport
Resource Text This is the resource for which data is being collected, it shows Recovery Services vault name
PolicyUniqueId_g Text Unique ID to identify the policy
VaultUniqueId_s Text Unique ID of the vault to which this policy belongs to
BackupManagementServerUniqueId_s Text v2 Field to uniquely identify the Backup Management Server the Backup Item is protected through, if applicable
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Resource identifier for data being collected. For example, Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for which data is collected. For example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Resource type for which data is collected. For example, Vaults

Protected Container

This table provides basic fields about Protected Containers. (Was ProtectedServer in v1)

Field Data Type Description
ProtectedContainerUniqueId_s Text Field to uniquely identify a Protected Container
ProtectedContainerOSType_s Text OS Type of the Protected Container
ProtectedContainerOSVersion_s Text OS Version of the Protected Container
AgentVersion_s Text Version number of Agent Backup or the Protection Agent (In case of SC DPM and MABS)
BackupManagementType_s Text Provider type for performing backup. For example, IaaSVM, FileFolder
EntityState_s Text Current state of the protected server object. For example, Active, Deleted
ProtectedContainerFriendlyName_s Text Friendly name of protected server
ProtectedContainerName_s Text Name of the Protected Container
ProtectedContainerWorkloadType_s Text Type of the Protected Container backed up. For example, IaaSVMContainer
ProtectedContainerLocation_s Text Whether the Protected Container is located On-premises or in Azure
ProtectedContainerType_s Text Whether the Protected Container is a server, or a container
ProtectedContainerProtectionState_s’ Text Protection State of the Protected Container

Storage

This table provides details about storage-related fields.

Field Data Type Description
CloudStorageInBytes_s Decimal Number Cloud backup storage used by backups, calculated based on latest value (This field is only for v1 schema)
ProtectedInstances_s Decimal Number Number of protected instances used for calculating frontend storage in billing, calculated based on latest value
EventName_s Text This field represents name of this event, it is always AzureBackupCentralReport
SchemaVersion_s Text This field denotes current version of the schema, it is V2
State_s Text Current state of the storage object, for example, Active, Deleted
BackupManagementType_s Text Provider type for server doing backup job, for example, IaaSVM, FileFolder
OperationName Text This field represents name of the current operation - Storage
Category Text This field represents category of diagnostics data pushed to Azure Monitor logs, it is AzureBackupReport
Resource Text This is the resource for which data is being collected, it shows Recovery Services vault name
ProtectedServerUniqueId_s Text Unique ID of the protected server for which storage is calculated
VaultUniqueId_s Text Unique ID of the vault for storage is calculated
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Resource identifier for data being collected. For example, Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for which data is collected. For example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Resource type for which data is collected. For example, Vaults
StorageUniqueId_s Text Unique ID used to identify the storage entity
StorageType_s Text Type of Storage, for example Cloud, Volume, Disk
StorageName_s Text Name of storage entity, for example E:\
StorageTotalSizeInGBs_s Text Total size of storage, in GB, consumed by storage entity

StorageAssociation

This table provides basic storage-related fields connecting storage to other entities.

Field Data Type Description
StorageUniqueId_s Text Unique ID used to identify the storage entity
SchemaVersion_s Text This field denotes current version of the schema, it is V2
BackupItemUniqueId_s Text Unique ID used to identify the backup item related to the storage entity
BackupManagementServerUniqueId_s Text Unique ID used to identify the backup management server related to the storage entity
VaultUniqueId_s Text Unique ID used to identify the vault related to the storage entity
StorageConsumedInMBs_s Number Size of storage consumed by the corresponding backup item in the corresponding storage
StorageAllocatedInMBs_s Number Size of storage allocated by the corresponding backup item in the corresponding storage of type Disk

Vault

This table provides details about vault-related fields.

Field Data Type Description
EventName_s Text This field represents name of this event, it is always AzureBackupCentralReport
SchemaVersion_s Text This field denotes current version of the schema, it is V2
State_s Text Current state of the vault object, for example, Active, Deleted
OperationName Text This field represents name of the current operation - Vault
Category Text This field represents category of diagnostics data pushed to Azure Monitor logs, it is AzureBackupReport
Resource Text This is the resource for which data is being collected, it shows Recovery Services vault name
VaultUniqueId_s Text Unique ID of the vault
VaultName_s Text Name of the vault
AzureDataCenter_s Text Data center where vault is located
StorageReplicationType_s Text Type of storage replication for the vault, for example, GeoRedundant
SourceSystem Text Source system of the current data - Azure
ResourceId Text Resource identifier for data being collected. For example, Recovery Services vault resource ID
SubscriptionId Text Subscription identifier of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceGroup Text Resource group of the resource (ex. Recovery Services vault) for which data is collected
ResourceProvider Text Resource provider for which data is collected. For example, Microsoft.RecoveryServices
ResourceType Text Resource type for which data is collected. For example, Vaults

Backup Management Server

This table provides basic fields about Backup Management Servers.

Field Data Type Description
BackupManagementServerName_s Text Name of the Backup Management Server
AzureBackupAgentVersion_s Text Version of the Azure Backup Agent on the Backup Management Server
BackupManagementServerVersion_s Text Version of the Backup Management Server
BackupManagementServerOSVersion_s Text OS version of the Backup Management Server
BackupManagementServerType_s Text Type of the Backup Management Server, as MABS, SC DPM
BackupManagementServerUniqueId_s Text Field to uniquely identify the Backup Management Server

PreferredWorkloadOnVolume

This table specifies the workload(s) a Volume is associated with.

Field Data Type Description
StorageUniqueId_s Text Unique ID used to identify the storage entity
BackupItemType_s Text The workloads for which this volume is the preferred storage

ProtectedInstance

This table provides basic protected instances-related fields.

Field Data Type Versions Applicable Description
BackupItemUniqueId_s Text v2 Unique ID used to identify the backup item for VMs backed up using DPM, MABS
ProtectedContainerUniqueId_s Text v2 Unique ID used to identify the protected container for everything except VMs backed up using DPM, MABS
ProtectedInstanceCount_s Text v2 Count of Protected Instances for the associated backup item or protected container on that date-time

RecoveryPoint

This table provides basic recovery point related fields.

Field Data Type Description
BackupItemUniqueId_s Text Unique ID used to identify the backup item for VMs backed up using DPM, MABS
OldestRecoveryPointTime_s Text Date time of the oldest recovery point for the backup item
OldestRecoveryPointLocation_s Text Location of the oldest recovery point for the backup item
LatestRecoveryPointTime_s Text Date time of the latest recovery point for the backup item
LatestRecoveryPointLocation_s Text Location of the latest recovery point for the backup item

Sample Kusto Queries

Below are a few samples to help you write queries on Azure Backup data that resides in the Azure Diagnostics table:

  • All successful backup jobs

    AzureDiagnostics
    | where Category == "AzureBackupReport"
    | where SchemaVersion_s == "V2"
    | where OperationName == "Job" and JobOperation_s == "Backup"
    | where JobStatus_s == "Completed"
    
  • All failed backup jobs

    AzureDiagnostics
    | where Category == "AzureBackupReport"
    | where SchemaVersion_s == "V2"
    | where OperationName == "Job" and JobOperation_s == "Backup"
    | where JobStatus_s == "Failed"
    
  • All successful Azure VM backup jobs

    AzureDiagnostics
    | where Category == "AzureBackupReport"
    | where SchemaVersion_s == "V2"
    | extend JobOperationSubType_s = columnifexists("JobOperationSubType_s", "")
    | where OperationName == "Job" and JobOperation_s == "Backup" and JobStatus_s == "Completed" and JobOperationSubType_s != "Log" and JobOperationSubType_s != "Recovery point_Log"
    | join kind=inner
    (
        AzureDiagnostics
        | where Category == "AzureBackupReport"
        | where OperationName == "BackupItem"
        | where SchemaVersion_s == "V2"
        | where BackupItemType_s == "VM" and BackupManagementType_s == "IaaSVM"
        | distinct BackupItemUniqueId_s, BackupItemFriendlyName_s
        | project BackupItemUniqueId_s , BackupItemFriendlyName_s
    )
    on BackupItemUniqueId_s
    | extend Vault= Resource
    | project-away Resource
    
  • All successful SQL log backup jobs

    AzureDiagnostics
    | where Category == "AzureBackupReport"
    | where SchemaVersion_s == "V2"
    | extend JobOperationSubType_s = columnifexists("JobOperationSubType_s", "")
    | where OperationName == "Job" and JobOperation_s == "Backup" and JobStatus_s == "Completed" and JobOperationSubType_s == "Log"
    | join kind=inner
    (
        AzureDiagnostics
        | where Category == "AzureBackupReport"
        | where OperationName == "BackupItem"
        | where SchemaVersion_s == "V2"
        | where BackupItemType_s == "SQLDataBase" and BackupManagementType_s == "AzureWorkload"
        | distinct BackupItemUniqueId_s, BackupItemFriendlyName_s
        | project BackupItemUniqueId_s , BackupItemFriendlyName_s
    )
    on BackupItemUniqueId_s
    | extend Vault= Resource
    | project-away Resource
    
  • All successful Azure Backup agent jobs

    AzureDiagnostics
    | where Category == "AzureBackupReport"
    | where SchemaVersion_s == "V2"
    | extend JobOperationSubType_s = columnifexists("JobOperationSubType_s", "")
    | where OperationName == "Job" and JobOperation_s == "Backup" and JobStatus_s == "Completed" and JobOperationSubType_s != "Log" and JobOperationSubType_s != "Recovery point_Log"
    | join kind=inner
    (
        AzureDiagnostics
        | where Category == "AzureBackupReport"
        | where OperationName == "BackupItem"
        | where SchemaVersion_s == "V2"
        | where BackupItemType_s == "FileFolder" and BackupManagementType_s == "MAB"
        | distinct BackupItemUniqueId_s, BackupItemFriendlyName_s
        | project BackupItemUniqueId_s , BackupItemFriendlyName_s
    )
    on BackupItemUniqueId_s
    | extend Vault= Resource
    | project-away Resource
    

V1 schema vs V2 schema

Earlier, diagnostics data for Azure Backup Agent and Azure VM backup was sent to Azure Diagnostics table in a schema referred to as V1 schema. Subsequently, new columns were added to support other scenarios and workloads, and diagnostics data was pushed in a new schema referred to as V2 schema.

For reasons of backward-compatibility, diagnostics data for Azure Backup Agent and Azure VM backup is currently sent to Azure Diagnostics table in both V1 and V2 schema (with V1 schema now on a deprecation path). You can identify which records in Log Analytics are of V1 schema by filtering records for SchemaVersion_s=="V1" in your log queries.

Refer to the third column 'Description' in the data model described above to identify which columns belong to V1 schema only.

Modifying your queries to use the V2 schema

As the V1 schema is on a deprecation path, it is recommended to use only the V2 schema in all your custom queries on Azure Backup diagnostic data. Below is an example of how to update your queries to remove dependency on V1 schema:

  1. Identify if your query is using any field that is only applicable to V1 schema. Assume you have a query to list all the backup items and their associated protected servers as follows:
AzureDiagnostics
| where Category=="AzureBackupReport"
| where OperationName=="BackupItemAssociation"
| distinct BackupItemUniqueId_s, ProtectedServerUniqueId_s

The above query uses the field ProtectedServerUniqueId_s which is only applicable to V1 schema. The V2 schema equivalent of this field is ProtectedContainerUniqueId_s (refer tables above). The field BackupItemUniqueId_s is applicable even to V2 schema and the same field can be used in this query.

  1. Update the query to use the V2 schema field names. It is a recommended practice to use the filter 'where SchemaVersion_s=="V2"' in all your queries, so that only records corresponding to V2 schema are parsed by the query:
AzureDiagnostics
| where Category=="AzureBackupReport"
| where OperationName=="BackupItemAssociation"
| where SchemaVersion_s=="V2"
| distinct BackupItemUniqueId_s, ProtectedContainerUniqueId_s 

Next steps

Once you review the data model, you can start creating custom queries in Azure Monitor logs to build your own dashboard.