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  1. How To View Files/Folder Differential Backup Details?

    There should be an option or a log of the detailed files/folders added/changed in the differential backups especially for daily backups.

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    • DPM 2016 and VHD Sets

      Would like DPM 2016 to support backing up VHD Sets.

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      • Utilization of SQL performance and compression features for SQL backups

        Protect SQL databases using SQL compression and optimization parameters. We've got a huge optimization in backup time and backup file size executing backups using SQL Server instead of DPM.

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        • Make classic vault backup available on new portal (reseller perspective)

          The issue I have experienced is as a CSP we have issued out an azure subscription solely for the purpose of Azure backups. The end user only has a DC (no VM'S etc...) which Azure backups cant be installed on.
          The Azure subscription can only be used on the latest portal.
          On the old portal Classic vault was available and worked on a DC, but due to the subscription not being available on the old portal, it cant be used.
          Currently there is no work around for this... the end user has to purchase the subscription from Microsoft.

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          • Can we revert back and set retention policy to 1 for MARS agent?

            Security features enhanced the safety of Azure Backup, on the other hand, the retention policy specification in Azure Backup Agent had changed as follows:

            ・For daily retention, minimum seven days of retention should be done
            ・For weekly retention, minimum four weeks of retention should be done
            ・For monthly retention, minimum three months of retention should be done
            ・For yearly retention, minimum one year of retention should be done

            Like we used to, can we set the minimum value of retention policy of MARS agent to [1] (One day, one week and one month)?

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            • MARS failure after 2016 RU2

              After installing RU2 on DPM 2016 Servers, I can't edit PGs that have Online protection. The error (attached) states that the MARS agent is out of date. It's version 2.0.9062.0 which is the latest available as of 5 mins ago. Online Recovery Point jobs seem to be working properly.

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              • DPM and Azure Backup Server - Reduce the severty of the alert ID 33344

                This alert is about skipped backups due to the last disk backup already backed to cloud.
                The severity of this alert should be modified, from critical to warning.

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                • Allow installation of Microsoft Azure Backup Server on Windows Server 2016

                  Currently you’re not able to use Windows Server 2016 as OS to deploy your Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) on. For the moment the only supported servers OSs are Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 (R2) or Windows Server 2008 R2. It's not possible to install it on Windows Server 2016 because during the installation you get stopped by a missing component, namely the Single Instance Store (SIS) component.

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                  • Script to migrate volumes of modern backup storage

                    In DPM 2012 it was as script "MigrateDatasourceDataFromDPM.ps1". Very useful to move data between disks. (I use many virtual disk as DPM storage)
                    There is nothing like this in DPM 2016 ! And I really need it, since we will migrate our physical infrastructure from VMWare to Hyper-V.

                    9 votes
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                        • Native Encryption at Rest

                          Native encryption of Recovery Services Vaults
                          Recovery Services Vault volumes are not natively encrypted, and data (VMs) being backed up must be encrypted externally, if backup data at rest encryption is required.

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                          • I would like to manage the Azure Backup client remotely

                            I would like to manage the Azure Backup client remotely. Can install a desktop number, and manage and edit backup plans without access to the computer.

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                            • Recovery Services: Allow restoring individual VHDs from restore point

                              Currently Recovery Services "Restore disks" restores all disks. It would be great if you could only restore selected individual disks.

                              E.g., right now I'm waiting for 128+50+1023 GB VHDs of a single VM being restored, and I wouldn't need the 1023GB one, so I have plenty of time to write this suggestion :)

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                              • Add support for storage tiering in Azure backup 

                                Add support for some kind of storage tier in Azure Backup that moves older snapshot/backup copies from hot to cold storage.

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                                • New OMS solutions for Backup and Site Recovery

                                  New OMS solutions for DPM, Azure Backup Server, Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery, supporting ARM and bringing more data.

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                                  • Allow backup of VMs without backup of Encryption Keys.

                                    There are some VMs where ensuring the security of the VM is more important than ensuring the longevity of that VM. Please allow backup of BEK encrypted VMs without also backing up the encryption keys or the BEK volume.

                                    Auditing of the usage and permission changes of KeyVault needs to show the whole story. If a restore of a VM is required we can restore it as disks only and manually recreate the VM with the link to keyvault.

                                    If the keys are deleted from KeyVault that should make all the backups unusable.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • How does the instance work?

                                      I wonder what an instance would be.

                                      In case, if I back up a file server, I'll need an instance. If I back up another file server, will I need another instance or use it?

                                      If I subsequently back up a SQL or VM, will I need another instance?

                                      Awaiting.

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                                      • Use correct English

                                        "Retain Backup Till" is slang. The words should be "Retain Backup Until".
                                        See screenshot

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                                        • 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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