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MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Azure Backups
June 3rd, 2014 by Ian Grieve
The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.
The seventeenth Feature of the Day covered is Azure Backups.
The SQL backup and restore windows in Dynamics GP 2013 R2 have been enhanced to allow backups to be stored on Azure. I’ve noticed the same problem that MIcrosoft have with backups; namely that people will make a backup of the SQL databases and then leave them on the same server. This is pointless from a disaster recovery point of view as if something happens to the server you have lost both the database and the backups.
But, as of 2013 R2 the backups can be transferred to Azure storage. The Company Backup window () has been enhanced to allow Azure to be selected as the backup location and a path specified:
And paired with this is an update to the Company Restore () window:
This feature is targeted at the following roles: