Azure Backup and SCDPM

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  1. Clone and Back up the entire Image that can be restore and convert to a VDI in case of system crash and for a easy remote help of VIP users

    Clone and Back up the entire Image that can be restore and convert to a VDI in case of system crash and for a easy remote help of VIP users

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    • Take Another Snapshot While Data Transfer

      A customer needs to backup before and after changing any settings. Also services on that system cannot be run before taking backup. So now customer needs to wait several hours for backup to finish before starting services again. To shorten service down time, it would be more flexible if we could run another backup job while data transfer.

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      • Limitation on Backup Vault

        We need a tool that allows you to limit your backup storege to not exceed a certain size of space used in Azure. It is impossible to know what the maximum expense you are going to have, since the information you copy to Azure can exceed X size and pay more, making costs totally unpredictable.

        5 votes
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        • 0x186c2

          I followed all these instructions, and I ended up with not being able to backup my servers to the cloud.

          DO NOT EVER INCLUDE THE SYSTEM RESERVED 100 MB SYSTEM PARTITION IN YOUR BACKUP JOB.

          The Job will immediately fail after starting to create a snapshot with error 0x186c2.

          Do not Include any Drive that is to small for a VSS Snapshot or is configured as Read Only.

          The results would be the same immediate failure with error 0x186c2.

          This solved all my problems. Thanks for the instructions.

          I believe this stops most people from every using your service.

          3 votes
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          • Support pagefile and file exclusions with hyper-v backup in SCDPM

            current Set-DPMGlobalProperty -HyperVPagefileExclusions is not up to par when compared to other backup solutions. It is very labor intensive and very inconvenient to deploy and manage.

            15 votes
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            • Long-term protection to disk in SCDPM

              Add support for storing long-term protection to disk. Current model where tape or azure is required for long term retention is quite inconvenient especially in virtualized dpm environments.

              19 votes
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              • Change VMware VM level backup consistency check behaviour

                When a VMware VM level (VMDK) backup is marked as inconsistent, the data count and bandwidth usage appears to resend the entire contents of the VMDK files before the replica is marked as consistent and regular recovery points can be created.

                It would be a more valuable use of bandwidth if blocks within the vmdk that do not contain data not be transferred and only inconsistent blocks or changed blocks of data be sent in the same way that Hyper-V VHD level backups run a consistency check.

                3 votes
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                • Long queue times for Azure Backup Recovery Fault (VM Extension) jobs

                  We are experiencing very long backup times on Backup Vaults in North Europe (and West Europe so assume this issue may be across the board).

                  Snapshot of VM is quick (approx 4 mins), copy to the Vault takes around 25 mins (which is fine)......what isn't fine is a loooong Queue Time (we have seen 12+ hours).

                  In effect our backups are running for so long that it breaks our RPO and RTOs.

                  Please fix this ASAP!

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                  • Azure File Backup checks the integrity?

                    Does Azure File Backup checks the integrity of backup files?

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                    • Add an option to auto-protect new datasources to Online backups in DPM and Azure Backup Server.

                      Add an option to auto-protect new datasources to Online backups in DPM and Azure Backup Server.

                      Currently SQL auto-protect might add new DBs to local protection but those datasources will not automatically be added to Online protection. An Admin may not notice and Online protection is missed.

                      7 votes
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                      • VMware support with SCDPM 2016

                        Already available for the previous 2012 R2 version of SCDPM. Please, make the same for the 2016 version.

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                        • Exchange 2016 support with SCDPM 2016

                          Please bring official support of backing up the newest version of Exchange with the newest version of SCDPM.

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                          • when restoring overwriting the existing machine to have same ip

                            when restoring overwriting the existing machine to have the same ip so users will be up & running without changing ips and DNS and public ip and so on

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                            • Support Windows Server 2016 for the Azure Backup Server software

                              Ridiculous that we can't install Azure Backup Server software on our new server!

                              64 votes
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                              • Simple Report which pulls the Backup failure/Success with an archived history of 30 days

                                Simple customizable report which pulls the Backup failure/Success with an archived history of 30 days.

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                                • 19 votes
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                                  • SCDPM sme looking for contract job in NYC tri-state area? Any leads. Thanks

                                    Worked with designing SCDPM solution for large hyperv clusters (8-16 nodes). Using local, sas attached, & EMC vnx 5500. Any leads appreciated

                                    Just completed contract managing dpm backing up exchange 2013

                                    Thanks anncex

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                                    • Azure Backup Computer Description instead of Computer Nname (hostname)

                                      In Azure Backup > Protected Items > Backup items > File-Folders, instead of showing column "Protected Server" which is just the "computer names" (hostnames), it would be much more useful to show "computer description".

                                      This would greatly help admins to identify the machine.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Azure Backup Retention Policy - to retain X backup copies

                                        Instead of specifying Retention Policy in terms of time periods (retain for X days/weeks/months/years), it is also useful to keep backup in terms of numbers of copies (retain X copies).

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                                        • Network bandwidth throttle VMware backup

                                          I would like the capability to bandwidth throttle VMware backup in the same way that we are able to throttle the DPM agent on Windows servers.

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