Azure Recovery

Cove Data Protection (Cove) has two separate methods of recovering data to Microsoft Azure:

These features allow you to restore different workloads (Hyper-V virtual machines, VMware virtual machines, physical servers, Azure virtual machine instances, and more) from your scheduled backups to Microsoft Azure.

There is no limit to the size of the device that can be restored.

A drive letter or local path to the storage location is not required for Azure Recovery Locations.


  • An Azure Recovery Location
  • At minimum, you must have Reader role access to the subscription containing the Recovery Location VM
  • An Application Administrator account for MS Azure or an account which has been granted permission to consent for apps
  • A Cove Data Protection (Cove) SuperUser or Manager account
  • The device to be restored must have .NET Framework 4.0


  • Available for Windows devices only
  • Files and Folders and System State data sources must be included in the backup
  • Devices must be using Backup Manager version 17.4 or newer
  • Restore to Azure is not available for devices where the ‘Virtual disaster recovery’ feature is disabled in an assigned Product
  • 32-bit architecture is not supported
  • Device should be In Agent Partner Tree
  • Software-only devices are not supported
  • Devices with operating system disks larger than 4TB in size cannot be restored

What is restored?

The following data sources are supported and restored to the Azure recovery location (given that they are selected for backup in the Product, or data source selection:

  • Files and Folders
  • System State
  • MS SQL
  • Exchange
  • SharePoint