Is It Possible To Use Azure Backup With 11.1 Image?

Carmel NY carmel_ny at
Sun May 6 20:48:37 UTC 2018

On Sun, 6 May 2018 19:41:05 +0000, Drew Tomlinson stated:

>I originally posted the below message in cloud@ but that list seems pretty
>quiet.  So I was wondering if anyone here can help?
>I'm experimenting with Azure and have built a box with the 11.1 image from
>the marketplace.  I've tried to enable azure backup.  I can start the backup
>via the Azure portal but it fails consistently at 5:06 minutes.  I assume
>this is because the timeout in the waagent.conf file is 5 min by default.
>The error is about not being able to communicate with the VM agent for
>snapshot status.  I do have the azure-agent port installed.  The service is
>running.  And for testing, I even have an outbound "allow from any to any"
>rule in my network security group attached to the VM's interface.
>I opened a MS support case but the engineer is trying to tell me that "this
>version of Linux does not support backup".  Well being as he doesn't even
>seem to understand that FBSD isn't Linux AND combined with the fact that I
>can see what appears to be snapshot activity in the waagent.log file, I don't
>believe this is the case.
>Any clues as to where I should look next?  I've included some waagent.log
>entries below.

The azure-agent in the ports system is rather old, 2.2.14, from 6/22/2017. The
latest version is 2.2.25, 3/18/2018. You might want to contact the port
maintainer, honzhan at and see if they can update the port to the
latest version.


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