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  • User-750628010 posted

    Could someone please help me understand this? I created virutal machine in azure running windows server 2012。 I noticed Azure created a storage account automatically. When I go inside that storage account, click Containers tab, and under vhds name it shows a testvmazure1-testvmazure1-2016-02-10.vhd. which is 127 GB and it always has recent Last modified date. What is that for? Is that my live backup image of my entire server deployment? If so where can I see how often it backs up?

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:51 AM


  • User-646145796 posted


    Azure store the virtual machine vhd as a page blob in Azure Storage. So the data is persisted. What you see as testvmazure1-testvmazure1-2016-02-10.vhd is the vhd using which azure launches your VM. As it is a page blob, you need not to pay for 127GB. only need to pay for what you use. If you delete this vhd by mistake. Your VM is gone. If you want to backup of your VM. Please consider take this vhd in some other place.

    Best Regards,


    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:00 AM