In this article, we are going to see how to create a Virtual Machine (VM) image and back it up in real time in Windows Azure environment. In our previous article we have seen the option to attach and detach a Virtual Machine data disk without much of the effort in maintaining. Images are nothing but a replica of an environment that is ready to use by provisioning it, initially in our previous articles, we have used a Windows Server 2008 R2 from the Gallery, which is a fresh image of the Windows Server that is made available in the list. [more]
Similarly, we can create our own Image and make it available so that we can use it whenever we need a new instance up and running. Basically in simple words we can say an Image is like a template which can be used a reference to create a number of similar instances in no time. Let us see the step-by-step approach on how to achieve this task to capture a Virtual Machine image in Windows Azure.