Wednesday, February 7, 2018

How to configure Storage account for Reports in Azure

This article will help you to create reports in  Azure Backup using Recovery Services vault.

Still there is an issue with the Azure Backup notification triggering and if you are concern about getting the Backup notification, then this will be a good solution for that.

The supported scenarios ,

  1. Azure Backup reports are supported for Azure virtual machine backup and file/folder backup to cloud using Azure Recovery Services Agent.
  2. Reports for Azure SQL, DPM and Azure Backup Server are not supported at this time.
  3. Azure Backup Reports are currently not supported in National clouds.
  4. The frequency of scheduled refresh for the reports is 24 hours in Power BI. You can also perform an ad-hoc refresh of the reports in Power BI, in which case latest data in customer storage account is used for rendering reports.
  5. You can view reports across vaults and across subscriptions, if same storage account is configured for each of the vaults. Storage account selected should be in the same region as recovery services vault.

To start the configuration of the Azure backup reports, first you need to create a Storage Account for the Recovery service vault. To  do that,

Go into Hub Menu and search for “Recovery Services vault. ”

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You can click on the Diagnostics Settings.

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In the next page, you can enable the diagnostics.

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Then you can give a Name and select the Archive to storage Account radio button. then Click on Configure Storage and configure a storage to collect the Diagnostics information.

Then Select the Send to Log Analytics radio button and the AzureBackupReport  from there.

If you want you can change the retention period of those reports.

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Once you click Save, You will be able to collect the Azure backup related data in to the configured Storage account and you can use  the Power BI to get the reports. In my next post I'll try to cover that.

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