Azure Backup and SCDPM

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  1. Setup quota's and quota related alerts for Azure backup

    Hi,

    I think it would be great if we can manage storage quotas's or at least get alerts once a 100GB milestone is closing in .

    At this moment a recovery vault just grows uncontrollably, and it is really hard to keep track of the costs.

    Kind regards,

    Daniël Veldman
    Digi Terra ICT Services

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    • Backup Azure VMs with disks larger than 1023GB

      Currently we're unable to backup Azure VMs that have disks attached that are larger than 1023GB. Now that 4095GB disks can be setup in Azure it really is a show stopper to use larger disk sizes if they can't then be backed up.

      As larger disk sizes become available Azure Backup should be updated to support these.

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      • How to migrate my EML files into PST file format ?

        I have so many EML folders and subfolders, can anyone please tell me how to migrate data from EML file format to Outlook PST file format?

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        • Backup Azure PaaS resources

          Backup any Azure PaaS resource using Azure Backup. Please comment with resources you are looking backup support for.

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          • Inconsistent experience when a user selects the backup goal

            Current Azure backup configuration doesn't show an option to take files and folder & system state backup when a user selects the backup goal (workload running in) Azure. if user changes workload running option to on-premises, he can then see more options. which basically creates a confusion and some customers feel that they cant take files,folder and system state backup for Azure VM. please improve this experience and make it consistent when user selects either Azure or On-Premises

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            • Add Azure Backup Tray icon to allow pausing, throttling, progress indication, ...

              Simple tray icon indicating current backup status/progress, allowing pausing of the backup, switching throttling profiles, etc. would be "nice" (at least a step towards current state of competitive cloud backup solutions).

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              • Backup a DR replicated powered-off vm for long term archival

                Allow backing up of a powered off replicated VM. The situation is such that we replicate our VMs to Azure for DR and leave them powered off. We would like to then backup the replicated copies of those vms directly from Azure to Azure backup so as to reduce bandwidth.

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                • Use TAGS for selecting Backup schedule/policy

                  Today, I like to use TAGS to identify who owns a VM, where charges should go, who to contact for support, etc. I'd like to be able to use a tag to determine AUTOMATICALLY what backup schedule/policy to use. Veeam has an option to do that based on vSphere tags. I'd like to propose that as an enhancement if it's not already in the works. Thanks.

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                  • Support backup of files/folders from Bitlocker-protected volumes

                    Currently, backup of files/folders from Bitlocker-protected volumes is not supported (even if the agent allows picking those folders for backup and it probably works?).
                    Please add official support for backing up files/foldes from Bitlocker-protected volues.

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                    • Azure backup client v9083 not working with new Onedrive client on W10 Slowring 16251

                      This agent version in combination with an update of my Onedrive client on W10 slowring (build 16251), does not backup any locally stored Onedrive files to Azure anymore.
                      The MAB mmc returns 'Data failure 0x80990ab7' and files are no longer in the backup. Any backup made with older Onedrive clients are okay, but I'm lacking the newest files.

                      You might ask why I backup Onedrive files in Azure, as they are already in the MSFT cloud. But this is the consumer version of Onedrive, so no guarantees from MSFT incase of failure. :-)

                      Please feel free to follow-up on this.

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                      • Restore to managed disks

                        We can now backup VMs with managed disks. It would be great to be able to restore these VMs to managed disks as well. Right now we have to restore to a storage account, and then convert to managed disks (via powershell). Restoring directly to managed disks is required.

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                        • ASR Sync in different subscriptions

                          I am working on one of the biggest Lift and Shift projects of Brazil (if not the largest) and we are using ASR for sync in more than 600 VMs. However, we would like to have several subscriptions for internal control (rather than RG) and we find that ASR is limited to this kind of action, which is to synchronize the VMs in different subscriptions.

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                          • Azure Backup Client should support the metered connection flag a network connection

                            There should be setting in the Azure Backup Client that allow the user to decide if they want the backup to run when the network connection shows that it is on a metered connection.

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                            • Ability to move Recovery Service Vault to different resource group

                              At the moment you can not move a Recovery Services Vault from one resource group to another.

                              I would like to see this feature added.

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                              • Allow Merge/Migration After Domain/Server Rename

                                We've just gone through a local domain rename. Unfortunately, this meant we needed to reconfigure the Azure Backup Agents and create new backups on all of our servers. The upshot of this was that we had duplicated full backups that we could not merge together afterwards.

                                This caused an enormous increase in our monthly spend (basically doubled storage required for backup). It would be great if we could migrate existing backups or merge them into the new ones to maintain history, instead of the only options being to either delete them or pay double until one full retention period had…

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                                • Allow changing the storage type without re-registering the agent

                                  Allow changing the storage type LRS / GRS without re-registering the agent.
                                  Today it's not possible to do in without moving the agent to a new vault.
                                  If the storage is LRS it's not possible to change to GRS from the web interface and vice versa

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                                  • Support removable disk in the MARS Agent

                                    Add support for removable disk in the MARS agent.

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                                    • Remove the MARS agent dependency on PowerShell 2.0

                                      Please add support for Microsoft PowerShell 4.0 or 5.0 instead of 2.0 on Windows 10 operating systems.

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                                      • Add Azure Backup/Site Recovery job status to Health Report (WS2016 Essentials)

                                        Please embed Azure Backup status in the daily Health Reports for Windows Server 2016 Essential servers. This report now issues critical warnings that no backups are being made as I'm not using the local backup feature but Azure Backup instead. This gives my org the idea that no backups are being made and that they are not compliant to the health care regulations. #Compliance

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                                        • Cross Tenant Support For Azure Backup Reporting

                                          The preview for Azure Backup Reporting only supports exporting data to a storage account in the same tenant. This means that MS partners cannot use the solution - in most cases each managed customer has their own tenant.

                                          The alternative approach, creating multiple instances in Power BI and pinning duplicate reports to a single dashboard will not work.

                                          Please make it possible to export RSV data to a storage account in another tenant, e.g. storage account name + access key.

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