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Azure Backup is a reliable, low-cost, and scalable solution, allowing for backup of local data onto the cloud. Without any capital investment, you can protect your key business data with the lowest operating expenses.

Azure Backup now enables backup of virtual machines on Azure through a few simple steps, and also permits placing the restore points on the cloud storage. Whenever necessary, you can respond from the restore points to meet various demands for protecting Azure Virtual Machines.

Pricing Details

Backup services are charged by the size of every protected instance, at an increment of 500 GB. In addition, Azure storage space is charged individually, allowing for reduction in long-lasting storage cost. Customers can make a flexible selection between LRS or GRS Block Blob Storage .

Backup for Azure VMs and on-premises servers

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Data stored per protected instance per month Price
Instances with 0 to 50 GB (including 50 GB) of data ¥31.65/protected instance + storage used
Instances with 50 GB to 500 GB (including 500 GB) of data ¥63.29/protected instance + storage used
Instances with more than 500 GB of data Increments of ¥63.29 every 500 GB + storage used

Backup Storage

Azure Backup uses Block Blob storage for backing up your instances. You have the flexibility to choose between locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS). Both LRS and GRS are Block Blob Storage.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
LRS GRS
¥0.18/GB ¥0.36/GB

Backup for SQL Server on Azure VMs

The size of the backed-up data before compression and encryption determines the pricing for using Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VMs.

  • When backing-up SQL Server running on an Azure VM, the size of the databases configured for backup determines the size of each instance.
  • When backing-up SQL Server availability groups, the size of the databases configured for backup on an availability group determines the size of each instance.

ou have the flexibility to choose between locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS). Both LRS and GRS are Block Blob Storage. Charges for storage are separate from the cost of Azure Backup.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Data stored per protected instance per month Price
Instances with 0 to 500 GB (including 500 GB) of data ¥ 254.4/protected instance + storage used
Instances with more than 500 GB of data ¥ 254.4 for each 500 GB increment+ storage used

Backup Storage

Azure Backup uses Block Blob storage for backing up your instances. You have the flexibility to choose between locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS). Both LRS and GRS are Block Blob Storage.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
LRS GRS
¥0.18/GB ¥0.36/GB

FAQs

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Overview

  • How does the pricing model work?

    The new pricing model for Azure Backup has two components:

    • Protected instances: This is the primary billing unit for Azure Backup. Customers pay for the number of instances that are protected with the Azure backup service.
    • Storage: Customers can choose between Locally Redundant Storage (LRS) or Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS) for their backup vault. The net price for Storage depends on the amount of data stored with the service.

    These two components appear as separate line items on the monthly Azure bill.

  • What is a protected instance?

    A protected instance refers to the computer, physical or virtual server you use to configure the backup to Azure. An instance is protected once you configure a backup policy for the computer, server, or database, and create a backup copy of the data. Subsequent copies of the backup data change the amount of storage consumed, but additional backup copies don’t add to the number of protected instances. Some common examples of protected instances are virtual machines, application servers, and personal computers running the Windows operating system. For example:

    • A virtual machine running the Hyper-V or Azure IaaS hypervisor fabric. The guest operating systems for these virtual machines can be Windows Server or Linux.
    • An application server with physical or a virtual machine running Windows Server and workloads with data to backup. Common workloads are Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange server, Microsoft SharePoint server, Microsoft Dynamics, and the File Server role on Windows Server. To back-up or protect these workloads, you’ll need Azure Backup Server or System Center Data Protection Manager, DPM.
    • A personal computer running the Windows operating system.
    • SQL Server which includes all databases on the server.

    If you choose to backup a virtual machine hypervisor fabric and its guest workload, the hypervisor fabric and the guest workload are treated as separate protected instances and are charged independently.

  • Are all protected instances priced the same?

    No, from a billing perspective, instances are classified into three categories based on the size of the instance. The price per protected instance depends on the categorization of the instance in the pricing table above. Note that the prices in the above table do not include Storage which is a separate charge.

  • Do I need to pay for restores and network egress?

    Customers will not be charged for any restore operations or outbound network bandwidth (egress) that is associated with restore operations.

  • Which customers will get this new pricing?

    The new pricing will be applicable to all Azure Backup customers.

Protected Instances

Backup storage costs

Networking costs

Examples

  • Examples
    Host Computer Workload Size of Protected Instances Billing Amount
    1 Windows host computer Windows Server 2012 (documents/folders backup) 300 GB ¥63.29/month
    3 Windows host computers Windows Exchange
    Windows Exchange
    Windows Exchange
    600 GB
    1,300 GB
    400 GB
    ¥126.58/month
    ¥189.87/month
    ¥63.29/month
    1 Windows client computer Windows 8.1 (documents/folders backup) 25 GB ¥31.65/month
    1 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Virtual Machine backup 30 GB ¥31.65/month
    1 Windows guest computer Windows Server 2012 (documents/folders backup) 120 GB ¥63.29/month
    1 Windows guest computer Microsoft SQL Server (independent) 600 GB ¥126.58/month
    3 Windows guest computers Microsoft SQL Server (cluster):
    • Computer 1: 50 databases
    • Computer 2: 75 databases
    • Computer 3: 20 databases
    70 GB
    80 GB
    15 GB

    ¥63.29/month+
    ¥63.29/month+
    ¥31.65/month
    Note: if the databases move around in the cluster, the size of the backup is used for calculation
    5 Windows guest computers Complete SharePoint field including front-end and content database, etc. 1,300 GB ¥189.87/month (size of SharePoint field is larger than 1,000 GB and smaller than 1,500 GB)
    Note: A SharePoint field is a special entity, which is charged on the basis of the total size of protected data in it.

    *Azure storage is billed additionally based on backup choices

  • If I use the Microsoft Azure Backup (MAB) server to backup data locally and not to Azure am I still charged for service usage?

    Yes, when using the MAB server to backup data locally you will still be charged the per instance backup service fee. However, since the data is only being backed up locally, you will not incur any Azure storage charges.

Support & SLA

If you have any questions or need help, please visit Azure Support to select self-service or any other method to contact us for support.

We guarantee that the availability of the backup and recovery functions of Azure Backup services reaches at least 99.9%. The availability is calculated by the monthly billing cycle. If you want to learn more about the details of our server level agreement, please visit the Service Level Agreement page.

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