You are tasked with managing the corporate Microsoft Azure subscription. Presently, a site-to-site virtual private network (VPN) connects the company's on-premises network infrastructure to a virtual network (VNet) named prod-vnet.
You need to implement a backup strategy for nine virtual machines (VMs) located on prod-vnet.
What should you do first?
The first thing you should do is create a Recovery Services vault in Azure. The Recovery Services vault is a Microsoft-managed disaster backup repository that is used both by Azure VM Backup and Azure Site Recovery (ASR).
You do not need to install the VM Backup extension on the Azure-based VMs. Azure automatically distributes the VM extension to any VMs that you associate with a Recovery Services vault.
You should not deploy Azure Backup Server in your on-premises environment. Azure Backup Server is a specialized edition of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and is used to back up on-premises workloads to Azure.
You should not define an ASR recovery plan. ASR is a migration and data replication feature, and is not used for a basic backup and restore disaster recovery (DR) scenario.