Backup Reports in Azure Backup with Log Analytics and PowerBI


A new feature just popped up in my Recovery Services Vault named Backup Reports:

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This new feature is easily find under Settings blade –> Monitoring and Reports –> Backup Reports as stated in the message. When you click on that you are introduced with two-step configuration:

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First we will configure Storage Account where the data will be stored for these reports.

Surprisingly you can also configure OMS Log Analytics as target for the data as well:

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As you can see you will get report data, jobs data, event data and replicated items data for your Azure Backups.

Keep in mind that is best to wait until insights-logs-azurebackupreport container appears before moving to the next step.

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The second step is to Sing in to PowerBI and find Azure Backup Content Pack:

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We will need to provide the storage account we had configured previously:

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And primary access key for the storage:

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After sign in the data will start to upload.

After successful import you can see the data in Azure Backup dashboard.

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In my case I do not have much data but you can see what kind of data will appear in yours over some time.

What about Log Analytics? Luckily that data is there as well:

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You can see that I get Azure Backup data directly in AzureDiagnostics type. This data is immediately transferred to your workspace once it is generated. In the above case I’ve triggered a backup to a VM that does not exists and Report event is generated.

Currently there is no out of the box solution for this data but I hope it will be coming at some point. Till that time you can always use the view designer to build some to yourself.

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