Release Information for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure v2

KB ID: 4113
Product: Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure | 2.0
Published: 2021-02-24
Last Modified: 2021-02-25
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Requirements

You can check your build number under Configuration | Support Information | About | Server version by clicking the gear icon at the top-right corner of the main menu in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. After installing, your build number will be 2.0.0.303.

What's New

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure v2 adds the following new features and enhancements:

Hybrid Cloud Ready

  • Unify Azure backup and recovery with other cloud, virtual and physical workloads in Veeam Backup & Replication™. This will allow you to backup, recover and migrate data across any cloud, virtual or physical environment for seamless data protection, portability and management.

New enhanced policies and tiered GFS

  • The policy wizard has been completely reworked for more streamlined usage as well as supporting many new features, including:

    • Easier way to select regions and resources
    • Application processing
    • GFS harmonized scheduling options allowing you to choose daily, weekly, monthly and yearly selections
    • Support for different repositories per schedule
    • Tag support for snapshots
    • Improved cost calculation

Backup and recovery

  • Enhanced application consistency ensures zero data loss protection for Azure VMs by using custom pre- and post-scripts in-guest for Windows and Linux instances, and/or VSS for Windows instances.

Miscellaneous

  • Custom tags can now be applied to workers via the RESTful API. These tags will be applied to every deployed worker within the infrastructure.

  • A new repository wizard allows you to select your storage account, container, folder and hot or cool Azure Blob storage tiers.

  • Communication enhancements between the controller and worker means networking is no longer required, resulting in less configuration between vNets of different Azure regions.

  • A notification bell is included, informing you of important notifications such as when new updates are available.

  • A new updater is included, making updates incredibly easy while giving you an overview of everything new that’s included in the update.

  • The manual snapshot wizard is renewed and now includes the possibility to copy the source tags as well as add additional tags of your own. 

  • The time zone of the appliance can now be changed easily through the UI.

Solution

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to check for new product versions and available package updates, to download and to install them right from the Web UI. 

To check for product updates, do the following: 

  1. Switch to the Configuration page. 
  2. Navigate to  Support Information | Updates.  
  3. Click Check and View Updates. 

 If new updates are available, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will display them on the Updates tab of the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Updater page. To view detailed information on an update, select the check box next to the update and click "What's new?".  

To download and install the product update:  

  1. In the Updates are available for this system section, select check boxes next to the necessary updates. 
  2. In the Choose action section, select the Install updates now option, select the Reboot automatically after install  if required check box to allow Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to reboot the backup appliance if needed, and then click Install Updates Now.
You can also click Download Updates if you want to download updates only and plan to install them later.

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