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Windows Azure vault creation

Kunal Patil Aug 22, 2014

cloud computing Technology

Steps used to Azure recovery vault:

1) Login to Azure management console
once you go to console at url http://manage.windowsazure.com

2) Go to recovery manager in left corner

recovery manager - Windows Azure

3) Vault creation

Simply go to Recovery services from NEW. Then create vault as shown in picture.

Recovery services - Windows Azure

Once vault is created it looks like the following console:

console - Windows Azure

4) Certificate management:

When you create a vault then it asks for managing certificate.

Certificate management - Windows Azure

If you don’t have a certificate, you can use ready tools available.

Tool for certificate making

-Use makecert.exe tool for certificate creation.

-Use following command for certificate creation

makecert.exe -r -pe -n CN=CertificateName -ss my -sr localmachine -eku 1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.2 -len 2048 -e 01/01/2016 CertificateName.cer
-Certificate manage for server

Once certificate is generated export it to .cer format

For Azure management console, upload it from manage certificate to bottom of screen.

1) Register server:
This option is available from Azure backup agent installation.
Open agent you will find register server.
If it asks for proxy you can skip step and get to registering server by pushing certificate. (Same certificate).

Once certificate matches it starts the agent console with backup and recovery services.

2) Windows azure agent for back up

Linking set up agent with the server it all drives to console.

Use services backup, recovery services.

Windows azure agent

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