Restore a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure
Important: Before you can restore a virtual machine, you must have a successful backup in your Recovery Services Vault. Please refer to the KB article: Backup a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure.
Login to your Microsoft Azure web portal. Your dashboard might look similar to the image shown below. Click on the ‘Virtual Machines’ blade on the left side.
Select the virtual machine you wish to restore. In this scenario we’ll be selecting ‘HostwayBackup01.’
Click on the ‘Backup’ option, under the Operation section.
Under this section, you’ll notice all relevant information regarding your backups. Including restore points and backup policies. Select the ‘Restore VM’ option:
Select a restore point that you want to revert back to. In this example, we’ll simply select the most recent backup job. Then click on ‘OK.’
In this section, you can select different restore options – depending on your requirements. For simplicity, we’ll create a new virtual machine and we’ll leave the default options.
Take special note for the virtual machine name, it’s best practice to specify a different value than the original name. Once satisfied with the values, select ‘OK.’
Click ‘Restore’ to finalize the restoration request. This process might take some time to complete.
You can monitor the restore progress by click on the Recovery Services Vault blade > Jobs > Backup Jobs section.
Tip: You can easily find the Recovery Services Vault by using the search bar at the top of the page:
Our restoration job has completed!
If you click on the job, you can view the restoration job details:
You can view and connect to your newly restored virtual machine by navigating to the ‘Virtual Machines’ blade.
Virtual machine overview: