Update for Azure Backup to enable Protected Instances pricing

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

About this update

When you use Microsoft Azure Backup to back up data, the size of the primary data source is currently not sent to the service. The new Protected Instances pricing model needs this information for accurate billing. If there is no primary data source size information, the billing will be based on the total backup data that is stored in the service. For more information about the new pricing, check out the Azure Backup pricing page


After you install the update, the size information is sent to Azure Backup as a part of each backup. The Protected Instances that you are billed for will be based on the size information that was sent to Azure Backup.

Update information

This update (version 2.0.8704.0) is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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To apply this update, you must have one of the following updates installed:

Restart information

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

Replacement information

This update replaces the following updates: 


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