Azure Backup and SCDPM

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  1. 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.

                4 votes
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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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                      • BMR for DPM or something to backup the config Storage Pools for MBS

                        When using MBS, you probably created storage pools.
                        However when your system dies, you may have your SQL backed up but lose your storage!
                        Because that config of the storagepools is lost.
                        Something like BMR or Windows Config backup would be nice.

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                        • Repair Corrupt Access Database File

                          Access Database Repair software which can easily repairs corrupt MS Access (.MDB or .ACCDB) database file and then recover tables, queries, forms, macros, reports, etc. It also restores permanently deleted data from MDB file of MS Access 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000 on your latest Windows 8.1 PC & all below Windows version like as Win8, Win7, Vista, 2003 and XP.

                          Main Features:-

                          • Recover corrupted MS Access Databases Files
                          • Repair Database from Inaccessible MDB/ACCDB Files
                          • Recover Tables, Queries, Macros, Modules etc. from Access Database
                          • Recover & Restore Permanently Deleted Data
                          • Preview Entire Database of…

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                          • Remove MARS backup from console

                            Allow us to remove/stop the MARS agent backup and the connection from the agent from the console.

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                            • Add Monthly Backup Option for Azure Backup

                              Currently we can set daily or weekly backup schedules but not monthly. There are scenarios where customer only needs monthly backup for certain VMs. Such customers are required to implement powershell scripts or manual operations once a month which to enable backup, take an adhock backup, and disable backup. It would be nice if we have an option to take montly backup in Azure Backup.

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                              • Support Clusterd File Servers

                                We have a clustered file server which we are backing up using Azure Backup. It works, but it isn't perfect, it would be nice if Azure Backup had better support for failover file clusters

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                                • Restore VM via recovery point in one click

                                  Very similar to a point-in-time recovery

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                                  • Document How Azure Backup Works

                                    Please can you publish a document(s) on how the Azure Backup process works on a technical level from start to finish.

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                                    • Add Alert Feature for Stalled Agents

                                      On several occasions I have come across the situation where I have logged onto a server and noticed the Azure backup agent has gone into a stalled state where it is not performing a backup or reporting to the portal. Had I not logged onto the server and noticed this I would have assumed the backup was running fine with no issues.

                                      Can you create a check and alert for agent health?

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                                      • Get number of instance from Azure Portal

                                        Now we don't have the way to check the current instance from the portal. it would be better if we could check it from the recovery services section right necxt to backup data size area.

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                                        • Add The Failed Files\Folders To The Alert Mail

                                          When I receive an email alert that my job has 'completed with warnings' it would be good to see the files\folders it has failed on instead of me having to connect to the server each time.

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