As you move your SQL Server systems to the cloud your backup capabilities change from what they were on-premise. You might also want to consider moving away from your older legacy backup method to cloud-based backups. Released this past March of 2019, Azure Backup for SQL Server Virtual Machines allows you to implement cloud-native backups for your SQL Server VMs.
Azure Backup for SQL Server Virtual Machines is an enterprise scale, zero-infrastructure solution that enables you to centrally manage and monitor the backup for your SQL Server Azure VMs. Microsoft states Azure Backup for SQL Server Virtual Machines can provide 15-minute Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) by scheduling logs backups for every 15 minutes. It also provides one-click, point-in-time database restores without the need to apply a chain of log backups, differential backups and full backups.
You can learn more on the Microsoft Azure blog at Azure Backup for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines now generally available!.
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