Description

The Backup Virtual Machines action can be used to create disk snapshots attached to many Azure virtual machines at a specific time of day. 

For example, 5 VMs can have disk snapshots created.

Settings

Please see Common Action Settings for a description of settings common to all action types.

Resource Groups

Indicates the resource groups in which virtual machines may be backed up. Valid options include:

  • Any resource group - Virtual machines in any resource group may be backed up
  • Select resource groups by name - Virtual machines in resource groups with matching names may be backed up

Resource Group Name

Comparison used when matching resource group names. Comparison is not case-sensitive.

Virtual Machines

Indicates the virtual machine names for virtual machines which may be backed up. Valid options include:

  • Any virtual machine name - Virtual machines with any name may be backed up
  • Select virtual machines by name - Virtual machines with matching names may be backed up

Virtual Machine Name

Comparison used when matching virtual machine names. Comparison is case-sensitive.

Compare Resource Tags

Indicates whether resource tags are compared. Only virtual machines with matching resource tags may be backed up.

Resource Tag Name

Indicates the name of the resource tag used to compare.

Resource Tag Value

Indicates the value of the resource tag used to compare.

Consistency Method

Indicate whether the virtual machine should be stopped when the disk snapshots are created. Possible choices include:

  • None - The virtual machines will not be stopped
  • Stop virtual machine - The virtual machines will be stopped and restarted when the snapshots are created

Snapshot Name

The name of the snapshot to be created. Runtime macros may be used.

Target Resource Group Override

Optional. To create the disk snapshots in a resource group other than the ones to which the disks belong, specify the name of the desired target resource group.

Resource Tags

Resource tags that are to be added to the new snapshots. Runtime macros may be used.

Azure Commands Used

The following Azure commands are used. The credential should have permission to execute all of them.

  • compute:snapshots/Create
  • compute:snapshots/Get
  • compute:virtualMachines/Get
  • compute:virtualMachines/List
  • compute:virtualMachines/ListAll
  • compute:virtualMachines/ListNext
  • compute:virtualMachines/ListAllNext
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