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How to Configure Backup Retention Span of a VM in Azure

Start Initial Backup in Azure

Sign in to the Azure portal.
In the menu on the left, select Virtual machines.![](
From the list, select a VM to back up.![](
On the VM blade, in the Operations section, click Backup. The Enable backup blade opens.![](
To create an initial recovery point, on the Backup blade click Backup now.![](
On the Backup Now blade, click the calendar icon, use the calendar control to select the last day this recovery point is retained, and click Backup.![](
In the Backup blade for your VM, you see the number of recovery points that are complete.![](
The first backup takes about 20 minutes. Proceed to the next part of this tutorial after your backup is finished.

Updated on: 31/01/2023

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