Can I backup an existing VM to Windows Azure

Can I back up an existing hyper-v VM on my network to my Windows Azure account and turn the VM there if necessary?

Thanks.
gateguardAsked:
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Yes you can, read the best as per link below:
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/backup/
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gateguardAuthor Commented:
This looks like file backup, isn't it?

Maybe I'm reading it wrong.  


I want to back up entire VM's and start them in Azure if necessary.
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ssujaiCommented:
You can import the VHD and create a VM from it.

- Upload the VHD of your Vm to an Azure storage in your subscription

-In the management portal, first go to Virtual machines-> Disks and upload the hard disk
Provide the VHD URL by browsing your storage account

- You can mention that the VHD contains an operating sytem during upload

Now create a Virtual machine from Gallery and select the disk from the My Disks option
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