Azure SQL Support
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure can now back up and restore SQL databases running either on a SQL Server or as an Azure SQL Managed Instance. Flexible policy-based schedule allows Azure users to perform database-consistent backups via pre-configure staging servers. The resulted backup file (BACPAC) can be used as a backup or an opportunity to test out any changes to SQL databases avoiding the interaction with the production servers.
Azure Archive Storage Class Support
Backup administrators can now automatically tier backups to Azure Archive Storage for the most cost-effective long-term retention and compliance of Azure data. This functionality is available to both types of supported workloads, Virtual Machines, and Azure SQL databases.
Multiple Azure Accounts Support
Backup administrators can now use a single Veeam backup appliance to protect multiple accounts and have a single pane of glass view across all registered accounts.
Role-Based Access Control
Role-Based Access Control enables the delegation of roles and access permissions to specific users, maximizing operational efficiencies while ensuring greater security. There are three roles available, including:
- Portal Administrator: Full access to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, including its configuration
- Portal Operator: Access to the infrastructure and management components of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure
- Restore Operator: Access only to the restoration of workloads
Azure Key Vault Support
Starting from this version, backup administrators can now use Azure Key Vault to encrypt backed up data. This improves security and control over keys and passwords used by the backup policies.