Azure Backup and Disaster Recovery

Protect critical data and systems from potential disasters through automated backups, impeccable disaster recovery planning, and secure data archiving on the Azure cloud.

Azure Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines (VMs) from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at your primary site, you fail over to the secondary location, and can access apps from there. After the primary location is running again, you can fail back to it.

Why Embrace Azure Backup and Disaster Recovery?

Data Protection

Ensure your critical business data is protected and available, even in the event of a disaster or other disruption.

Faster Recovery

Create and test disaster recovery plans in advance, which can help make recovery faster in the event of an actual disaster.

Cost Savings

Pay only for the resources actually used and save money on disaster recovery and backup costs compared to traditional, on-premises solutions.


Leverage AWS’s global infrastructure and wide range of services that can scale to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, from small start-ups to large enterprises.


Gain flexibility to best meet your specific disaster recovery and backup needs, with the ability to add or remove replicating servers as needed.


Automate numerous disaster recovery and backup processes, which can help save time and reduce the risk of human error.

What is Azure Site Recovery and Backup Service?

Azure Site Recovery

Site Recovery helps ensure business continuity by keeping business apps and workloads running during outages.

Azure Backup

Azure Backup service keeps your data safe and recoverable in the Azure cloud.

Azure Disaster Recovery Plan

Adastra can help you create, configure and maintain your business-critical applications with a cloud-based solution. Our Azure Disaster Recovery plan consists of the following:

Create Recovery Services Vault

Install and configure Azure Site Recovery

Create replication policies that fit your workload including Hyper-V and VMWare

Create and deploy Recovery plans

Transfer required backup

Perform failover and failback testing

Success Story

Disaster Recovery in Azure

Our client needed to migrate Disaster Recovery infrastructure from their secondary data center environment to Azure. Adastra implemented an Azure Site Recovery solution for Disaster Recovery in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Subscription, created under customer’s tenant.


availability due to reliable recovery time objectives


disaster recovery drills, without affecting production environments


all apps consistent over failover due to reliable data

Frequently Asked Questions

You can benefit from Azure Backup service to back up on-premises or Azure cloud resources:

  • On-Premises: back up files, folders and operating systems
  • Azure VMs: back up entire Windows/Linux VMs (using backup extensions) or back up files and folders
  • Azure Managed Disks: back up Azure Managed Disks
  • Azure Files shares: back up Azure Files shares to a storage account
  • SQL Server in Azure VMs: back up SQL Server databases running on Azure VMs
  • Azure Blobs: back up all your blob storages

Azure Site Recovery contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy, by orchestrating and automating replication of Azure VMs between regions, on-premises virtual machines and physical servers to Azure, and on-premises machines to a secondary datacenter.

  • Azure VMs
  • Hyper-V VMs
  • Physical servers

You can leverage Azure Site Recovery to protect most workloads running on a supported VM or physical server. Site Recovery provides support for application-aware replication, so that apps can be seamlessly recovered to an intelligent state.

Yes. When you use Site Recovery to orchestrate replication and failover in your branch offices, you’ll get a unified orchestration and view of all your branch office workloads in a central location. You can easily run failovers and administer disaster recovery of all branches from your head office, without visiting the branches.

Recovery point objective (RPO): The amount of acceptable data loss if a recovery needs to be done. 

Azure backup solutions have wide variability in their acceptable RPO: Virtual machine backups usually have an RPO of one day, while database backups have RPOs as low as 15 minutes. 

Azure Site Recovery solutions have low RPOs. The DR copy can be behind by a few seconds or a few minutes. 

Recovery time objective (RTO): The amount of time that it takes to complete a recovery or restore. 

Azure backup solutions have high RTOs because of the larger RPO, the amount of data that a backup solution needs to process is typically much higher. 

Azure Site Recovery solutions have smaller RTOs because they are more in sync with the source.  

Back up in Azure Now

Azure Site Recovery offers ease of deployment, cost effectiveness, and dependability. Deploy replication, failover, and recovery processes through Site Recovery to help keep your applications running during planned and unplanned outages.