Azure Policy built-in definitions for Azure Backup

This page is an index of Azure Policy built-in policy definitions for Azure Backup. For additional Azure Policy built-ins for other services, see Azure Policy built-in definitions.

The name of each built-in policy definition links to the policy definition in the Azure portal. Use the link in the Version column to view the source on the Azure Policy GitHub repo.

Azure Backup

Name
(Azure portal)
Description Effect(s) Version
(GitHub)
[Preview]: [Preview]: Azure Recovery Services vaults should use customer-managed keys for encrypting backup data Use customer-managed keys to manage the encryption at rest of your backup data. By default, customer data is encrypted with service-managed keys, but customer-managed keys are commonly required to meet regulatory compliance standards. Customer-managed keys enable the data to be encrypted with an Azure Key Vault key created and owned by you. You have full control and responsibility for the key lifecycle, including rotation and management. Learn more at https://aka.ms/AB-CmkEncryption. Audit, Deny, Disabled 1.0.0-preview
[Preview]: [Preview]: Azure Recovery Services vaults should use private link for backup Azure Private Link lets you connect your virtual network to Azure services without a public IP address at the source or destination. The Private Link platform handles the connectivity between the consumer and services over the Azure backbone network. By mapping private endpoints to Azure Recovery Services vaults, data leakage risks are reduced. Learn more about private links at: https://aka.ms/AB-PrivateEndpoints. Audit, Disabled 2.0.0-preview
[Preview]: [Preview]: Configure private endpoints on Azure Recovery Services vaults Private endpoints connect your virtual network to Azure services without a public IP address at the source or destination. By mapping private endpoints to your site recovery resources of Recovery Services vaults, you can reduce data leakage risks. To use private links, managed service identity must be assigned to Recovery Services Vaults. Learn more about private links at: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-how-to-enable-replication-private-endpoints. DeployIfNotExists, Disabled 1.0.0-preview
[Preview]: [Preview]: Configure Recovery Services vaults to use private endpoints for backup Private endpoints connect your virtual networks to Azure services without a public IP address at the source or destination. By mapping private endpoints to Recovery Services vaults, you can reduce data leakage risks. Note that your vaults need to meet certain pre-requisites to be eligible for private endpoint configuration. Learn more at : https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2187162. DeployIfNotExists, Disabled 1.0.0-preview
[Preview]: [Preview]: Recovery Services vaults should use private link Azure Private Link lets you connect your virtual network to Azure services without a public IP address at the source or destination. The Private Link platform handles the connectivity between the consumer and services over the Azure backbone network. By mapping private endpoints to Azure Recovery Services vaults, data leakage risks are reduced. Learn more about private links for Azure Site Recovery at: https://aka.ms/HybridScenarios-PrivateLink and https://aka.ms/AzureToAzure-PrivateLink. Audit, Disabled 1.0.0-preview
Azure Backup should be enabled for Virtual Machines Ensure protection of your Azure Virtual Machines by enabling Azure Backup. Azure Backup is a secure and cost effective data protection solution for Azure. AuditIfNotExists, Disabled 3.0.0
Configure backup on virtual machines with a given tag to a new recovery services vault with a default policy Enforce backup for all virtual machines by deploying a recovery services vault in the same location and resource group as the virtual machine. Doing this is useful when different application teams in your organization are allocated separate resource groups and need to manage their own backups and restores. You can optionally include virtual machines containing a specified tag to control the scope of assignment. See https://aka.ms/AzureVMAppCentricBackupIncludeTag. auditIfNotExists, AuditIfNotExists, deployIfNotExists, DeployIfNotExists, disabled, Disabled 8.0.0
Configure backup on virtual machines with a given tag to an existing recovery services vault in the same location Enforce backup for all virtual machines by backing them up to an existing central recovery services vault in the same location and subscription as the virtual machine. Doing this is useful when there is a central team in your organization managing backups for all resources in a subscription. You can optionally include virtual machines containing a specified tag to control the scope of assignment. See https://aka.ms/AzureVMCentralBackupIncludeTag. auditIfNotExists, AuditIfNotExists, deployIfNotExists, DeployIfNotExists, disabled, Disabled 8.0.0
Configure backup on virtual machines without a given tag to a new recovery services vault with a default policy Enforce backup for all virtual machines by deploying a recovery services vault in the same location and resource group as the virtual machine. Doing this is useful when different application teams in your organization are allocated separate resource groups and need to manage their own backups and restores. You can optionally exclude virtual machines containing a specified tag to control the scope of assignment. See https://aka.ms/AzureVMAppCentricBackupExcludeTag. auditIfNotExists, AuditIfNotExists, deployIfNotExists, DeployIfNotExists, disabled, Disabled 8.0.0
Configure backup on virtual machines without a given tag to an existing recovery services vault in the same location Enforce backup for all virtual machines by backing them up to an existing central recovery services vault in the same location and subscription as the virtual machine. Doing this is useful when there is a central team in your organization managing backups for all resources in a subscription. You can optionally exclude virtual machines containing a specified tag to control the scope of assignment. See https://aka.ms/AzureVMCentralBackupExcludeTag. auditIfNotExists, AuditIfNotExists, deployIfNotExists, DeployIfNotExists, disabled, Disabled 8.0.0
Deploy Diagnostic Settings for Recovery Services Vault to Log Analytics workspace for resource specific categories. Deploy Diagnostic Settings for Recovery Services Vault to stream to Log Analytics workspace for Resource specific categories. If any of the Resource specific categories are not enabled, a new diagnostic setting is created. deployIfNotExists 1.0.2

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