Azure Backup Vault retry failed backup jobs

If you ever need to kick off a re-try of multiple failed backups in Azure Recovery Services (VM Backup Vault),┬áthere is currently no way of initiating this through the Azure Portal, apart from via the VM or Recovery Services “blades”. ┬áThat’s a lot of clicks and room for error if you have a lot of VMs with failed backups.

Fortunately, it is possible to do this operation through Powershell!

Note: This assumes you have the Powershell Azure Resource Manager pre-requisites setup.

The following script will detect failed backups across all vaults in a subscription and prompt before initiating a backup.


If you need to do this without manual confirmation then use this version.