azure.azcollection.azure_rm_backupazurevm – Back up an Azure Virtual Machine using Azure Backup

Note

This plugin is part of the azure.azcollection collection (version 1.9.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install azure.azcollection.

To use it in a playbook, specify: azure.azcollection.azure_rm_backupazurevm.

New in version 1.1.0: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Back up an Azure VM using Azure Backup.

  • Enabling/Updating protection for the Azure VM.

  • Trigger an on-demand backup for a protected Azure VM.

  • Stop protection but retain existing data.

  • Stop protection and delete data.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.7

  • The host that executes this module must have the azure.azcollection collection installed via galaxy

  • All python packages listed in collection’s requirements-azure.txt must be installed via pip on the host that executes modules from azure.azcollection

  • Full installation instructions may be found https://galaxy.ansible.com/azure/azcollection

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ad_user
string
Active Directory username. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
adfs_authority_url
string
added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection
Azure AD authority url. Use when authenticating with Username/password, and has your own ADFS authority.
api_profile
string
added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection
Default:
"latest"
Selects an API profile to use when communicating with Azure services. Default value of latest is appropriate for public clouds; future values will allow use with Azure Stack.
append_tags
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Use to control if tags field is canonical or just appends to existing tags.
When canonical, any tags not found in the tags parameter will be removed from the object's metadata.
auth_source
string
added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection
    Choices:
  • auto ←
  • cli
  • credential_file
  • env
  • msi
Controls the source of the credentials to use for authentication.
Can also be set via the ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable.
When set to auto (the default) the precedence is module parameters -> env -> credential_file -> cli.
When set to env, the credentials will be read from the environment variables
When set to credential_file, it will read the profile from ~/.azure/credentials.
When set to cli, the credentials will be sources from the Azure CLI profile. subscription_id or the environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID can be used to identify the subscription ID if more than one is present otherwise the default az cli subscription is used.
When set to msi, the host machine must be an azure resource with an enabled MSI extension. subscription_id or the environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID can be used to identify the subscription ID if the resource is granted access to more than one subscription, otherwise the first subscription is chosen.
The msi was added in Ansible 2.6.
backup_policy_id
string / required
Backup Policy ID present under Recovery Service Vault mentioned in recovery_vault_name field.
cert_validation_mode
string
added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection
    Choices:
  • ignore
  • validate
Controls the certificate validation behavior for Azure endpoints. By default, all modules will validate the server certificate, but when an HTTPS proxy is in use, or against Azure Stack, it may be necessary to disable this behavior by passing ignore. Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CERT_VALIDATION environment variable.
client_id
string
Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
cloud_environment
string
added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection
Default:
"AzureCloud"
For cloud environments other than the US public cloud, the environment name (as defined by Azure Python SDK, eg, AzureChinaCloud, AzureUSGovernment), or a metadata discovery endpoint URL (required for Azure Stack). Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CLOUD_ENVIRONMENT environment variable.
log_mode
string
Parent argument.
log_path
string
Parent argument.
password
string
Active Directory user password. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
profile
string
Security profile found in ~/.azure/credentials file.
recovery_vault_name
string / required
The name of the Azure Recovery Service Vault.
resource_group
string / required
The name of the resource group.
resource_id
string / required
Azure Virtual Machine Resource ID.
secret
string
Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
state
string
    Choices:
  • create ←
  • update
  • delete
  • stop
  • backup
Assert the state of the protection item.
Use create for enabling protection for the Azure VM.
Use update for changing the policy of protection.
Use stop for stop protection but retain existing data.
Use delete for stop protection and delete data.
Use backup for on-demand backup.
subscription_id
string
Your Azure subscription Id.
tags
dictionary
Dictionary of string:string pairs to assign as metadata to the object.
Metadata tags on the object will be updated with any provided values.
To remove tags set append_tags option to false.
Currently, Azure DNS zones and Traffic Manager services also don't allow the use of spaces in the tag.
Azure Front Door doesn't support the use of
Azure Automation and Azure CDN only support 15 tags on resources.
tenant
string
Azure tenant ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

Notes

Note

  • For authentication with Azure you can pass parameters, set environment variables, use a profile stored in ~/.azure/credentials, or log in before you run your tasks or playbook with az login.

  • Authentication is also possible using a service principal or Active Directory user.

  • To authenticate via service principal, pass subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or set environment variables AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_SECRET and AZURE_TENANT.

  • To authenticate via Active Directory user, pass ad_user and password, or set AZURE_AD_USER and AZURE_PASSWORD in the environment.

  • Alternatively, credentials can be stored in ~/.azure/credentials. This is an ini file containing a [default] section and the following keys: subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or subscription_id, ad_user and password. It is also possible to add additional profiles. Specify the profile by passing profile or setting AZURE_PROFILE in the environment.

See Also

See also

Sign in with Azure CLI

How to authenticate using the az login command.

Examples

- name: Enabling/Updating protection for the Azure VM
  azure_rm_backupazurevm:
    resource_group: 'myResourceGroup'
    recovery_vault_name: 'testVault'
    resource_id: '/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/         resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/testVM'
    backup_policy_id: '/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/         resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/microsoft.recoveryservices/vaults/testVault/backupPolicies/ProdPolicy'
    state: 'create'
- name: Stop protection but retain existing data
  azure_rm_backupazurevm:
    resource_group: 'myResourceGroup'
    recovery_vault_name: 'testVault'
    resource_id: '/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/         resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/testVM'
    state: 'stop'
- name: Stop protection and delete data
  azure_rm_backupazurevm:
    resource_group: 'myResourceGroup'
    recovery_vault_name: 'testVault'
    resource_id: '/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/         resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/testVM'
    state: 'delete'
- name: Trigger an on-demand backup for a protected Azure VM
  azure_rm_backupazurevm:
    resource_group: 'myResourceGroup'
    recovery_vault_name: 'testVault'
    resource_id: '/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/         resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/testVM'
    backup_policy_id: '/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/         resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/microsoft.recoveryservices/vaults/testVault/backupPolicies/ProdPolicy'
    state: 'backup'

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
id
string
always
VM backup protection details.

Sample:
{"response":{"id":"protection_id","name":"protection_item_name","properties":{}}}


Authors

  • Suyeb Ansari (@suyeb786)

  • Pallavi Chaudhari (@PallaviC2510)