You can use the Metallic software to back up and recover Azure VMs that are part of an Azure application. You can configure a hypervisor to represent the Azure application.
Data You Can Back Up
Azure Generation 1 and Azure Generation 2 virtual machines
Disks that are configured by users through the Azure portal, including disks that are configured on Standard and Premium storage accounts
Virtual machines that are configured with Azure unmanaged and managed disks.
Unmanaged and managed disks with Changed Block Tracking (CBT) enabled
Virtual machines that have encrypted blobs. These VMs can be protected and fully recovered. However, guest file recovery of these VMs is not currently supported.
Virtual machines that are encrypted by Azure Key Vault. Backups of these VMs can include the operating system information, the data disks information, secrets (for example, token and password information), and encryption keys (for example, algorithm information). The encryption keys can be managed by Microsoft or by customers.
For Azure-managed disks, information about the configured Availability Zones, which are specific (physical) locations within an Azure region.
Azure-managed disks that are enabled with encryption at the host, on Windows or Linux VMs.
Data You Cannot Back Up
Temporary disks that are automatically configured by Azure when a virtual machine is created
Files or network drives that are shared in Azure and mounted on a virtual machine
Azure Ultra SSD managed disks
Due to a Microsoft limitation, snapshots of Azure Ultra SSD managed disks are not supported. When Ultra SSD managed disks reside on a virtual machine with other supported disks, during the backup operation, the Ultra SSD managed disks are skipped. The other disks on the virtual machine are backed up. To back up Ultra SSD managed disks, use the Windows File System Agent.
Backups You Can Perform
Synthetic full backups
When You Can Perform Backups
On a schedule: The server plan that you assign manages scheduled backups
On demand: You can perform on-demand backups at any time
Restores You Can Perform
Full virtual machine
Guest files and folders
Attaching disks to an existing virtual machine
Virtual machine files
Backups You Can Use for Restores
The most recent backup: For example, restore the most recent backup to its original location
A backup from a specific date: For example, restore data to a point in time before it became unusable
Backups from a date range: For example, restore data that was accidentally deleted
Destinations You Can Restore To
The current location (in place)
A different location (out of place)
A different hypervisor (cross-hypervisor restore)