Azure Backup and SCDPM

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  1. System restore for laptops (Windows and Mac) on Azure

    There is the Windows Restore points but we would like to be able to save this somewhere in the cloud and be able to restore laptop state if something happens with the laptop (ransomware, loss, damage). Backing up the files is OK but for example, to install all the software on my machine I need to spend a day doing only that.

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    • "1 minute increments" Schedule setting by MARS Agent Backup

      Please enable MARS Agent Backup to schedule in 1 minute increments.
      For example, We want to schedule at 0:15.
      A more detailed backup schedule setting can be realized.

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      • Create VM Template with Managed Disk

        After the restore managed disks operation is finished, use the template that was generated as part of the restore operation to create a new VM with a configuration different from the backup configuration.

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        • Moving disk storage in DPM 2016 UR4 - Allow the task window to be closed

          When performing a 'Move disk storage' in DPM 2016 UR4 the task to perform the move currently doesn't offer the option to close the window and have the process run in the background.

          Would be nice to be able to close the task window and allow continued use of the console while the move task completes.

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          • ASR and file an folder backups must be able to co-exist on a server

            we need to be able to perform file and folder backups and ASR on critical servers; please het this resolved ASAP

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            • Setting a storage redundant type by Azure Resource Manager template

              Currently we can change storage redundant type by using Azure portal, PowerShell or Azure CLI once we create Recovery Services Vault. Some customers usually deploy resources using ARM template, so they would like to set LRS as backup configuration by template as well. It would be great if we can set storage redundant type by template as we deploy Recovery Services Vault.

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              • In MARS agent Recover Data Wizard, make full content of "Select the Volume" readable

                In the MARS agent's Recover Data Wizard, on the "Select Volume and Date" step, there is a drop-down box that says "Select the Volume:". As you can see in the attached screencap, the field is too short to read the volume names when they all start out exactly the same.

                It would be nice if there was some way to see the full text. It would be nice to get something like a tooltip containing the full volume name when you highlight/hover one of the volume choices.

                As it is now, I cannot distinguish any of my volumes from another,…

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                • precheck

                  Allow creation of alerts for Azure Backup Pre-check failures and warnings.
                  The Azure backup pre-checks are a great feature but without alerting the features falls short of customer expectations.

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                  • Provide MAB Server protected datasource’s size for customers to be able to calculate protected instance costs.

                    When setting up protection of instances, we need to see the actual size that is currently used for calculating the cost of that instance.
                    This size should be displayed in the protected instance pane in Azure and be aggregated up to other overview panes in the vault.
                    This way, we could use the Cost calculator to predict the monthly costs of the actual data. The sizes should be available via Powershell as well for reporting purposes.

                    23 votes
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                    • Azure Site recovery services does not work when physical drive is more than 4T

                      Please enable Asure Site recovery services to work at partition level, not just physical drive level. I have several servers with physical drives larger than 4T. However, they have partitions that are all smaller than 4T. Yet I can't use Azure Site Recovery servers to protect them, or migrate them to the cloud. I have to virtualize the server on site, and then I can use ASR to protect/migrate the VM as the .vhdx files created are all less than 4T ea.

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                      • Unsubscribe link in all emails

                        Please, put a direct unsubscribe link in all of the emails. I am desperately trying to find the panel where I can stop spam emails from Azure services!

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                        • Need detailed report on file / folder size backed up

                          It is nice to be able to run Get-OBJob -previous 1 and see a report of the total size of data backed up per resource (C drive, D Drive, etc), but I am looking for a report that shows the total size of each file/folder backed up in that specific resource set.

                          I need to be able to quickly determine where my larger sized backed up files/folders are.

                          As it stands now i can only see this data at the drive level. I need this more granular.

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                          • Post somewhere the actual IP range used by Azure Backup so we won't have to whitelist half the world

                            It's a real pain to whitelist 400+ IP ranges, that change in time...
                            This needs to change, because nobody would want to whitelist half the world if the machine is not a web server.

                            5 votes
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                            • To modify the schedule to transfer data to vault

                              When taking snapshot completed, we would like to modify the schedule to transfer data to vault.

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                              • Include status of backup consistency for azure backups

                                From the portal.azure.com web interface we can see the type of consistency for a backup. We would like to have visibility into this information through the PowerBI reports and powershell commands.

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                                • Azure File Share backup to different storage account and retention > 120 days

                                  Backup of Azure Files to a different storage account than on the one it already resides and use it for Long term Retention ( > 120)

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                                  • Ability to Enable Permenant Retention for "Legal Hold"

                                    Need a dedicated button or policy to manage backups during "Legal Hold". This should change the retention policy to retain the restore points indefinitely similar to option in O365.

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                                    • Add mailing option if backup is successful.

                                      Add mailing option if backup is successful.
                                      In the "Alerts and Events" tab -> "Backup Alerts" -> "Configure Notifications" only 3 options appear (Critical, Warning, Information).
                                      You could add a new option that was "Success" for submission if successful.
                                      Thanks for reading our suggestion.

                                      15 votes
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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.

                                        30 votes
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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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