How to Backup an Azure VM using Azure CLI

In this post, I will show you how to use an Azure CLI to backup an Azure Virtual Machines.

 Code

Please change the items in caps to match your environment:

az backup protection backup-now --backup-management-type AzureIaasVM --resource-group RESOURSE_GROUP_NAME --vault-name MigratorVault --container-name VM_NAME --item-name VM_NAME

Paste the code to Azure CLI or Azure Cloud Shell.

You can monitor the progress from the Backup jobs screen in Azure recovery services vault.

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