Azure Backup and SCDPM

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  1. Email Notification & Alerts for Azure Backup

    Azure backup needs to have active notifications & alerts (via email) on success/failure. It's important that administrators know their backup is running or failing.

    1,528 votes
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      74 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Longtime protection of Office 365 services

      I Like to see Longtime protection in Azure Backup or System Center Data Protection Manager for Office 365 Exchange, Sharepoint services. Because today you have to buy a third party solution. There are a lot of Educational institutes around the world in the free edition of Office365 on the Campus Agreement, but backup, restore services of Office 365 is a must have. Think about backup and restore mailboxes, teamsites of Sharepoint etc. Best Regards, James

      1,267 votes
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        under review  ·  64 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add central administration capabilities to Azure Backup

        Azure Backup should have capabilities to centrally manage multiple computers (backup schedules etc.) and automatic updates of the backup agent running in the VMs.

        959 votes
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        • Backup On-Premises VM to Azure and Restore the VM in Azure

          When creating a new machine an Option to select an backup for restore would be great.

          846 votes
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            under review  ·  20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Azure Backup to support Linux workloads

            Currently Azure Backup supports Windows Server backups only. Azure Backup to Support Linux workloads as well.

            507 votes
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              under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add individual file/folder restore options

              When backing up Virtual Machines it would be nice to be able to restore individual files and folders instead of the whole VM.

              398 votes
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                under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for Cold Storage

                Cold storage offers a very attractive price point for infrequently accessed data. This could, assuming transaction costs aren't an issue, offer even better pricing for Azure Backup.

                It would be super if we could get support for cold storage in Azure Backup.

                244 votes
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                • Amazon Glacier

                  Microsoft needs to offer a service similar to Amazon Glacier.
                  With the same low prices for storing backups.
                  And add the advantage of integration with Windows Backup.

                  Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost storage service for data archiving and online backup. Customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions. To keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable.

                  187 votes
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                  • Item level recovery for Exchange

                    Please add capability to recover individual mail item from an exchange backup recovery point

                    176 votes
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                      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • DPM to Protect SQL 2014 using CSV as storage

                      With SQL 2014 it can now be deployed on Cluster Shared Volume as storage. DPM needs to protect SQL 2014 with CSV as storage.

                      171 votes
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                        under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Azure backup of Azure IaaS VM to a different region

                        It would be ideal if we could push the Azure backup of our Azure IaaS Vms to a different region. This would give people a lot more peace of mind in the event of a datacentre failure.

                        149 votes
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                          under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve performance for backing up volumes with large number of files

                          "Estimating size of back items" can take several hours to complete. I have over 1 million files and It has been 6 hours now (backing up from an Azure VM to Azure Backup) and checking Resource Monitor I can see that it is only about halfway through reading the list of files to be backed up. Meanwhile CPU, Disk, and Network utilization (no throttle set) are all far below max utilization.

                          I can only hope this is at least just a one-time process...? But still it is way to slow.

                          142 votes
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                            under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Shorter interval SQL Transaction Logs in DPM,

                            Shorter interval SQL Transaction Logs in DPM,
                            Currently the minimum 15 min , need to be closer to 5 min
                            and Remove “feature” of restoring the entire catalogue structure.
                            We should only recover the DB,

                            130 votes
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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • local dedup support

                              Support for locally attached volumes to dedup. I keep my hyper-V storage separate from backup storage and there is no way to implement the white paper recently release detailing using SOFS storage with dedup.

                              Please enable support for locally attached hard drive volume dedup

                              119 votes
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                                under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Automatically upgrade MARS via Windows Update

                                We have had frequent updates of the MARS agent in the last few months. The last update is required for accurate pricing based on the April 2015 changes. But there is little to prompt admins to do this. There needs to be automatic (manually prompting adds unwanted and unnecessary work) upgrades of the agents.

                                109 votes
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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Backup of Azure tables, blobs, files using Azure backup

                                  Azure Backup to support backup of Azure Tables, Blobs, Azure Files to Azure.

                                  105 votes
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                                  • Enable Full Backup/Bare Metal Recovery with Azure Backup Standalone (no DPM)

                                    Enhance Azure Backup to be able to support Bare Metal Recovery, Full Image backups.

                                    NOTE: This is without the use/requirement of DPM.
                                    Please refer to the following UserVoice suggestion: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/258995-azure-backup-and-scdpm/suggestions/6874594-bmr-thru-azure-backup#{toggle_previous_statuses}.

                                    105 votes
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                                    • Add support for backup for exchange/sql server database on ReFS volumes

                                      Following the best practices guide for Exchange on TechNet, you can locate the database files on a volume formatted with ReFS file system,

                                      Unfortunately, Exchange and SQL Server databases can't be backed up by DPM from a ReFS volume (only NTFS works).

                                      88 votes
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                                      • DPM Protecting NAS / CIFS shares

                                        DPM to Offer Protection for NAS / CIFS shares

                                        85 votes
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                                          under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automatic Update of Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent

                                          I want to update the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent at all servers in automatic, like Azure Site Recovery's Provider and Agent.

                                          65 votes
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