Error on adding virtual machines to Azure Backup

At one of my costumer Azure Subscription, I was adding a new virtual machine to the existing Azure Recovery Vault previously configured, when I run into this error:

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I found very odd, why this message appears. So, I start to review the Recovery Vault configuration and I realize this Recovery Vault only had one backup policy. Then I start to investigate if this was a soft limit or hard limit on Azure. I found this article  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-vm-backup-faq#is-there-a-limit-on-number-of-vms-that-can-beassociated-with-a-same-backup-policy

After a few moments I realize this is a limitation of Azure. Then I start to work on the resolution. In this case, was a very simple resolution. Just create a new backup policy, and then you have another 100 more VMs to assign to that backup policy.

Cheers,

Marcos Nogueira
Azure MVP

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Twitter: @mdnoga

Written by Marcos Nogueira

Marcos Nogueira

With more than 18 years experience in Datacenter Architectures, Marcos Nogueira is currently working as a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. He is an expert in Private and Hybrid Cloud, with a focus on Microsoft Azure, Virtualization and System Center. He has worked in several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms, IT Services, and Gas & Oil in different countries and continents. Marcos was a Canadian MVP in System Center Cloud & Datacenter Managenment and he has +14 years as Microsoft Certified, with more than 100+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, among others). Marcos is also certified in VMware, CompTIA and ITIL v3. He assisted Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events on Private & Hybrid Cloud, Azure, System Center, Windows Server, Hyper-V and as a speaker at several Microsoft TechEd/Ignite and communities events around the world.

Marcos Nogueira

With more than 18 years experience in Datacenter Architectures, Marcos Nogueira is currently working as a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. He is an expert in Private and Hybrid Cloud, with a focus on Microsoft Azure, Virtualization and System Center. He has worked in several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms, IT Services, and Gas & Oil in different countries and continents. Marcos was a Canadian MVP in System Center Cloud & Datacenter Managenment and he has +14 years as Microsoft Certified, with more than 100+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, among others). Marcos is also certified in VMware, CompTIA and ITIL v3. He assisted Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events on Private & Hybrid Cloud, Azure, System Center, Windows Server, Hyper-V and as a speaker at several Microsoft TechEd/Ignite and communities events around the world.

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