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      0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make it possible to sync the files from Azure file sync also through onedrive

      As an additional sync Partner for OneDrive it would be possible to make the files locally accessable to mobile devices

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        0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provision Managed OS Disks without VM Shell from Generalized Image

        Currently, the only way to create an OS Disk from a generalized image is by creating it at the same time as a VM shell.

        The ability to spin up Managed Disks without attaching them to a VM from a generalized image would be incredibly useful and allow for dynamic resizing of disks via ARM templates without affecting the VM itself.

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          1 comment  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mananged disk export directly to storageaccount instead of creating URL

          It is not yet supported to directly migrate a managed VM from one subscription to another.
          It would be nice to have export directly to a storage account instead of creating an URL.
          It will just make migration so much easier and more secure, than having an URL, that is public accessable..
          kind regards
          Asger

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            1 comment  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Azure Backup of single drives of a VM in Azure

            It would be nice if I could select drives to have a backup of with Azure backup of VMs in Azure.
            Example: Fairly large VM with SQL2012 or newer installed.
            That way I could let Azure backup handle OS and let SQL do backup directly to storage account and have SQL handle retention etc..
            This will also allow to differentiate between retention for OS and for SQL data.

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              0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Import/Export Service Add ability to prepare already copied data to the drive for importing to Azure. Our application have some data storag

              Import/Export Service: add ability to prepare already copied data to the drive for importing to Azure.

              Our application have some data storage, and we do not copy data from disk to disk.
              We read data from our storage and want to write it as a stream directly to device, which will be shipped to Azure.

              For using WAImportExport tool we must write it on local drive and then copy through this tool. There is a lot of data, so we need additional storage to copy it local. This does not suit us, we want to avoid this.

              And of course…

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                0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow snapshot multiple managed disks at the same point in time

                We have database linux vm with multiple premium managed disks. We have software raid on top of these disks inside the Linux guest vm. We need a way to take snapshots of these multiple managed disks at the same point in time coordinated at Azure storage level so all the writes are captured at the exact same point in time across all disks.

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                  0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Attach VHD(x) to more than one VM at the same time

                  Attach VHD(x) to more than one VM at the same time

                  Having an option to attach the same VHD to a set of VMs would allow creating real HA clusters for single node applications - like databases. Storage could work just like iSCSI/FC/SAS SAN, being presented to two nodes, mounted on one. Also that would allow usage of GFS/OCFS2 filesystems to share data between cluster nodes if desired. AzureFiles suffers from every problem SMB have and is unreliable at best. The only other option is shared-nothing filesystems like moosefs/glusterfs.

                  as far as I know there is "Shared VHDX" functionality in…

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                    0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to specify IP range in the SAS URL when exporting Managed Disk

                    Managed disks is really great feature, however it seems that user can't specify IP ranges from which to accept requests in SAS URL when exporting the disk.

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                      0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Shared disks for clustered failover setup

                      For clustered failover setup it could be great to have two VMs in the same availability set to share the same storage. I see this option as the virtual machine failover cluster available in Hyper-V, where virtual hard disks can be shared within two or more VMs. If one VM goes down, the other VM takes over with no downtime or data loss.

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