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How to Restore to Azure VM Using MSP360 Backup

How to Restore to Azure VM Using MSP360 Backup

This post applies to MSP360 Backup 4.9 and later.

With MSP360 Backup you can recover the server as a cloud virtual machine. Here’s a guide on full server recovery to the Microsoft Azure VM service.


To perform server recovery to the Azure VM service you need:

You are limited by 1TB per disk on restore - this is Microsoft Azure limitation for Azure VMs.

Full System Recovery to Microsoft Azure VM

1Go to tab Backup Storage, find your completed image-based backup and right-click it

2From the drop-down menu choose the Restore to Azure VM option

3 Sign in to your Microsoft Azure VM account

4 In the opened Restore Wizard choose the Restore as Azure Virtual Machine

5Select partitions, you need to restore

6Specify the size of the disk, you will recover to.

7Specify the details for the Azure Virtual Machine Instance you are going to restore to

8Select the option for Temporary Instance. You can your local infrastructure or the Azure's

9If you have selected Azure as your temporary instance, enter details for it 

10Specify the notifications settings. That's the last step of the Restore Wizard

11 After the recovery has been completed, you should be able to see your recovered virtual machine in your Microsoft Azure Console vm-restored.png


With MSP360 Backup you can restore your image-level backup directly to Microsoft Azure VM. You can try MSP360 Backup for free. Just go ahead and download a 15-days fully functional trial version of MSP360 Backup and check if our backup solution meets your needs and requirements.