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Backing up on-premise servers to Azure

We're a small company running four Windows 2019 servers.   Currently was backup locally to external drives using windows backup.  We would like to add cloud backup in addition to our current backup routines.  Is this something we can do to Azure?  
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The least expensive option, and best IMNSHO, is to set up Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition (freebie) that is fully featured to back up those 4 VMs.

Set up a Scale-Out Backup Repository that will use:
 * Local destination whether USB or NAS or other
 * BackBlaze B2 immutable repository (BB has a good tutorial on how to set up and connect the Bucket)

Set up your backup job to that destination.
Set up your immutable time (our default is 30 days to start).
Initiate your backups (we set up two schedules to start: one for high volume changes and one for infrequent)

The SOBR setup will run the first sync to B2 that night.

Keep in mind that the upload speed of the internet connection will impact how often the B2 sync will run and how much data can be uploaded.

Why BB B2?
 1: Company is financially solid (does not require "another investment" or "investment round" to stay afloat).
 2: Business model is solid.
 3: All aspects of the hardware used are open sourced.
 4: Publishes drive reliability statistics much to the chagrin of manufacturers.
 5: The least expensive option out there.

Veeam has fantastic support.
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@Philip Elder, I think Veeam community edition does not include SOBR...
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Oiy, my apologies for the error on my part.

Either it's a failure in my grey matter (memory) or something changed as the freebie used to be fully featured for up to 10 workloads.

Cost wise, it's not that much for four VMs. Certainly not relative to the gain of knowing you're protected against a ransomware hit.

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