Article: Azure Key Vault Step-by-Step guide to perform simple backup and restore

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My last article about Azure Key Vault simple protection was published Yesterday at

By default, Azure Key Vault has multiple layers of redundancy within the region where it is hosted, and it is replicated to another region within the same geopolitical region. In the unlikely event of a region failure in Microsoft Azure, the remaining region will take over the Azure Key Vault after a few minutes, but the Azure Key Vault will be in read-only mode. All that high availability and resiliency of the service is built-in — as a customer, we don’t have to configure anything.

In some scenarios, the enterprise wants to control the disaster recovery capabilities and create a replica of a Key Vault to another region without relying on Microsoft Azure to perform the failover.

Azure Key Vault allows the process to export and import Keys and Secrets, as long as they are in the same subscription and same geography.

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Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at,, and Anderson (Portuguese).