Azure Backup and SCDPM

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  1. Changing disk name of restored VM

    When VM is restored, VM is created with random storage container and VHD name which are not allowed to change after created. It is better to set the original name or change names (not random). We managed VM, storage account, container and VHD with their name, but after restore VM, some names are changed with random name and it makes more difficult to manage Azure resources.

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      I would like to run Mult differential backups through out the day

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      • Triggering backup from dashboard report

        If we find any backup failure in the report - we should have facility to drill down to the appropriate vault and trigger (or reinitiate) backup for the failed one.

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        • Backup support for SQL 2008 R2

          I would be good, if the SQL server in Azure VM - supports the older versions of SQL - SQL 2008 R2 ( Till the version microsoft provides support)

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          • Progress bar for DPM 2016 UR4 - Move Disk Storage

            Using the new Move Disk Storage feature in UR4 turned out to be a painful process for me. I decided to move a large volume first, as I thought this would give me the most space back. Four full days later it finished with no indication that it was actually doing anything at all. To make matters worse the DPM console was out of action pretty much that whole time too.

            What I propose is a progress bar for a move and possibly an estimated time at the start before you lock up you system for several days

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            • Enable the labelling of Azure backup/restore points

              Allow users to label their Azure backups or restore points such that users can easily identify their backups and revert to restore points when needed

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              • Azure Backup for MacOSX

                Please release an Azure Backup client for MacOSX. The third party clients are buggy and too expensive.

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                • Integrate Azure Backup with Group Policy

                  We have Azure Backup (MARS) deployed to 150+ servers across the globe and we would like to see a mechanism whereby we can make a global change across all servers e.g. Group Policy.

                  For example, we now need to add a file exclusion to every job on the 150+ servers and as far as I'm aware this means connecting to each server individually and making the change.

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                  • Doubts about instances in the Azure Backup

                    Hello! I'm with a doubt regarding Microsoft Backup Azure.
                    What would be a protected instance? Is it really what Backup items?
                    If we have 19 Backup items then we are paying the value 19 instances?
                    It follows attachment print as an example, the language of the console is in Portuguese-BR.

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                    • Azure backup server linux support

                      Azure backup server does not support Linux OS as there is no agent available. kindly introduce the Linux support as well

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                      • Azure Backup Server should have RBAC at application level.

                        As of now there is no RBAC at Application level, whomsoever has access to Azure backup server gets access to azure backup server application as well by default.

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                        • 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.

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