This section describes the prerequisites for Azure application consistent snapshots using custom scripts. Make sure that the virtual machines you want to protect with application consistent snapshots meet the following requirements:
- The Azure Virtual Machine Agent (VM Agent) must be installed on the VM and in running state.
For more information, see the Azure Windows VM Agent and the Azure Linux VM Agent documentation.
- The custom script files need to be uploaded to a blob storage on your Azure subscription which is accessible to Cloud Snapshot Manager through the cloud account credentials.
- The custom scripts must be executable scripts. For Linux, the scripts can be any executable shell script. For Windows, the scripts must be PowerShell scripts.