Update improves performance and reliability in Microsoft Azure Backup

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Datacenter


This article describes an update that improves performance and reliability for Microsoft Azure Backup. This update introduces a filter mechanism for Microsoft Azure Backup to move the Microsoft SQL Server database or virtual machine data from Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager to Microsoft Azure. This update also improves the retry mechanism for Microsoft Azure Backup.

Note Before you apply this update, it takes a long time to back up the SQL Server database or virtual machine data to Microsoft Azure. If the backup operation fails, Microsoft Azure may not retry the backup operation.

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Update information

How to obtain this update

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To apply this update, you have Microsoft Azure Backup installed.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.