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Azure Backup

Welcome to the Azure Backup feedback forum! This is where we would like to hear your feedback and ideas on how we can improve our product.

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  1. Backup for O365

    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

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  2. 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.

    1,322 votes
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    unplanned  ·  35 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Migrate data from GRS to LRS

    I have an existing vault that uses GRS storage. I want to make use of the new LRS storage available. However this LRS choice is available only to new vaults created.

    I don't want to lose the data that has already been backed up to Azure. Can I migrate my data and vault from GRS storage to LRS storage?

    842 votes
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    unplanned  ·  33 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Backup Azure PaaS resources

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

    577 votes
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  5. move vm from recovery services vault to new vault

    I need a way to move a VM from one recovery services vault to another. For example, I want to stop backing up a VM in recovery services vault A, and start backing up the VM in recovery services vault B. At the moment, I can stop backing up the VM, but cannot choose to back it up in the other vault.

    565 votes
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  6. 511 votes
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    started  ·  24 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    332 votes
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    planned  ·  7 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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}.

    223 votes
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    9 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Currently there is support available for backing up System State using just the MARS Agent to recover to the same/similar hardware in case of server or software malfunction.

    We wanted to understand the scenarios where a full server recovery cannot be achieved using Azure Site Recovery. Please share your feedback so we can review and plan this accordingly.

  9. Enable SQL database backup in MARS

    Enable SQL database backup in MARS.

    We would like to use MARS also to backup SQL databases.
    Now we have to use DPM/MABS and that is overkill for only the backup.

    We have around 180 servers with SQL databases spread over the world. And installing DPM on all these sites is overkill.

    So we like to have the option to use MARS also for SQL database backup.

    174 votes
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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Backup Tables and Blobs

    Ability to restore and schedule backups of Azure Table Storage and Blob Storage.

    171 votes
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    10 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Email notification bor successfull backup of files

    please add an option to receive alerts by mail when backup succeed. For all kinds of backups.

    160 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. multiple backups per VM per day

    You have GOT to be kidding me, you can ONLY backup an Azure VM ONCE a day?! What the heck Microsoft?! We MUST have the option to backup a VM as MANY TIMES A DAY as we choose. We are paying for the backup, the storage, and the VM so why do you guys prevent this? I feel like I am dealing with a new company in the 90's but no, its Microsoft the biggest bunch of backwards thinking company there is. This is why I go open source, only MS for clients. Because of this backwards design, my client…

    148 votes
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    planned  ·  7 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow Pausing of Azure Backup

    Pausing a large backup, particularly the initial Online backup, would have saved me 4-5 days vs. starting from scratch. Additionally, you can't throttle bandwidth while a backup is running. Pausing would should also allow a change in throttling.

    135 votes
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  14. 99 votes
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  15. Configure Notifications for Backup Alerts in Recovery Service Vaults with PowerShell

    When using Recovery Services Vaults to backup VMs in Azure, we can configure Backup Alert notifications using the portal- it would be useful if this could be done with PowerShell as well.

    Use case- we want to turn on email notifications on all our vaults, or update/add an email address.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure/recovery-services-vault-backup-alerts-configure-notifications/m-p/1213218

    98 votes
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  16. Backup solution for Ultra disks

    Backup solution for Ultra disks. Ultra disks doesn't currently support integration with Azure Backup or Azure Site Recovery (Windows/Linux - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/disks-enable-ultra-ssd#ga-scope-and-limitations). Until this is supported, Selective Disk Preview is not an option with ultra-disks on the machine even with the concept to exclude those disks. MARS agent to backup files & folders to exclude Ultra disks is not an option for Linux.

    91 votes
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  17. Change Resource Group for restorePointCollections

    "Microsoft.Compute/restorePointCollections are store in a special ressource group named : AzureBackup<Region><number>.

    The good idea could be to be able to configure an other RG for each Recovery Service Vault to store restorePointCollections.

    79 votes
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  18. 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.

    74 votes
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  19. Add azure backup support for SAP ASE (Sybase)

    As Sybase license are (almost) free for HANA customers...some will use Sybase for other SAP workloads ;-)
    Backing up the whole VM and using SAP tools to do so currently is tedious and manual. How nice it would be if you could have azure backup take care of that and have the SAP ASE backup artefacts managable in azure and speed up the restore. Our Current DB sizes are 50GB - 500GBs.
    Enabling a scenario like this would help in getting SAP customers onboarded to azure.

    66 votes
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    under review  ·  10 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Make Consitency Check jobs Faster

    Time taken by Consistency check jobs have been always a pain when it comes to enterprise level backups with huge Datasources and high amount of churn. i have seen CC jobs going for days failing and restarting. We can only expect the data to grow in future which calls for a better solution for these CC jobs

    63 votes
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