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#1 Donald Kratt

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:45 PM

We have a barracuda NG hosted in Azure, as a classic resource.

 

Trying to use the built in backup mechanism in Azure, which uses the VMSnapshotLinux extension does not work.

I confirmed through Microsoft support that only linux distributions listed here can support the backup process:

docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/endorsed-distros?toc=%2Fazure%2Fvirtual-machines%2Flinux%2Ftoc.json#supported-distributions-and-versions

 

Is there any way to architect taking a disk snapshot, or performing some other process, that allows you to recreate a barracuda image in Azure from some stored data?

 

Point of the question is we had a barracuda NG that was recently left in a mixed stated after an update, and our only recourse was to build a new VM from a marketplace barracuda image.  While that allows us to restore configuration, the actual process of having to recreate endpoints in Azure (among many other issues)made the recovery process a many hours endeavor.

 

Wondering if anyone else has come across this inability to do automated backups in Azure, and if anyone has any solutions they have developed.

 

 



#2 Bartek Moczulski

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 03:27 AM

hi Donald,

as you said - NGF itself can be easily redeployed with the configuration pulled from backup PAR file. Everything around it (like endpoints you mentioned, or routing) is part of infrastructure and subject to Azure restore. The easiest way is to go for the "infrastructure as a code" with ARM templates, certainly that requires ARM.

 

Also, I know some of our customers were successfully using Azure Backup with NGF 7.0.2. Which version are you running?