azure.azcollection.azure_rm_backuppolicy module – Manage Azure Backup Policy

Note

This module is part of the azure.azcollection collection (version 1.12.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

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

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

New in version 1.4.0: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Create and delete instance of Azure Backup Policy.

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

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

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.

Default: “latest”

auth_source

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

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.

Choices:

  • auto ← (default)

  • cli

  • credential_file

  • env

  • msi

backup_management_type

string

Defines the type of resource the policy will be applied to.

Choices:

  • AzureIaasVM

cert_validation_mode

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

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.

Choices:

  • ignore

  • validate

client_id

string

Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

cloud_environment

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

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.

Default: “AzureCloud”

daily_retention_count

integer

The amount of days to retain backups.

Does not apply to Weekly frequency.

instant_recovery_snapshot_retention

integer

How many days to retain instant recovery snapshots.

log_mode

string

Parent argument.

log_path

string

Parent argument.

name

string / required

The name of the backup policy.

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.

resource_group

string / required

The name of the resource group the vault is in.

schedule_days

list / elements=string

List of days to execute the schedule.

Does not apply to Daily frequency.

schedule_run_frequency

string

The frequency to run the policy.

Choices:

  • Daily

  • Weekly

schedule_run_time

integer

The hour to run backups.

Valid choices are on 24 hour scale (0-23).

schedule_weekly_frequency

integer

The amount of weeks between backups.

Backup every schedule_weekly_frequency week(s)

Azure will default behavior to running weekly if this is left blank

Backup every schedule_weekly_frequency week(s).

Azure will default behavior to running weekly if this is left blank.

Does not apply to Daily frequency.

secret

string

Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

state

string

Assert the state of the backup policy.

Use present to create or update a backup policy and absent to delete it.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

subscription_id

string

Your Azure subscription Id.

tenant

string

Azure tenant ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

time_zone

string

Timezone to apply schedule_run_time.

Default: “UTC”

vault_name

string / required

The name of the Recovery Services Vault the policy belongs to.

weekly_retention_count

integer

The amount of weeks to retain backups.

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: Delete a backup policy
  azure_rm_backuppolicy:
    vault_name: Vault_Name
    name: Policy_Name
    resource_group: Resource_Group_Name
    state: absent

- name: Create a daily VM backup policy
  azure_rm_backuppolicy:
    vault_name: Vault_Name
    name: Policy_Name
    resource_group: Resource_Group_Name
    state: present
    backup_management_type: "AzureIaasVM"
    schedule_run_frequency: "Daily"
    instant_recovery_snapshot_retention: 2
    daily_retention_count: 12
    time_zone: "Pacific Standard Time"
    schedule_run_time: 14

- name: Create a weekly VM backup policy
  azure.azcollection.azure_rm_backuppolicy:
    vault_name: Vault_Name
    name: Policy_Name
    resource_group: Resource_Group_Name
    state: present
    backup_management_type: "AzureIaasVM"
    schedule_run_frequency: "Weekly"
    instant_recovery_snapshot_retention: 5
    weekly_retention_count: 4
    schedule_days:
      - "Monday"
      - "Wednesday"
      - "Friday"
    time_zone: "Pacific Standard Time"
    schedule_run_time: 8

Return Values

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

Key

Description

id

string

Id of specified backup policy.

Returned: always

Sample: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/providers/Microsoft.RecoveryServices/vaults/Vault_Name/backupPolicies/Policy_Name”

location

string

Location of backup policy.

Returned: always

Sample: “eastus”

name

string

Name of backup policy.

Returned: always

Sample: “DefaultPolicy”

type

string

Type of backup policy.

Returned: always

Sample: “Microsoft.RecoveryServices/vaults/backupPolicies”

Authors

  • Cole Neubauer(@coleneubauer)