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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

    1,703 votes
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    under review  ·  89 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    1,179 votes
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    unplanned  ·  28 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?

    455 votes
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    unplanned  ·  14 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.

    404 votes
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    40 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 305 votes
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    planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    281 votes
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    planned  ·  3 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Exclude Disks from VM Backup

    Currently it's not possible to exclude Disks from a Hyper-V VM backup. (except using the Exclude Pagefile Disk workaround) to exclude single disks from the backup.

    The possibility to exclude disks from a hyper-v vm backup would be a great improvement in case you've really large fileservers or other workloads where another backup mechanism is in place or you simply dont want a backup because of temp data etc.

    269 votes
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    18 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Azure backup of Azure IaaS VM to a different region

    It would be ideal if we could push the Azure backup of our Azure IaaS Vms to a different region. This would give people a lot more peace of mind in the event of a datacentre failure.

    252 votes
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    started  ·  7 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    238 votes
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    started  ·  9 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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}.

    201 votes
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    8 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.

  11. Backup as a service for Azure Stack (a.k.a Backup resource provider)

    We waited for a backup plugin for Windows Azure Pack, which never came. As a hosting service provider and a large enterprise with dfferent departments to cater, being able to provide backup as a service is key. Please bring this resource provider with GA of Azure stack please!

    192 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Azure Stack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Azure Backup ReFS Support

    Our Server 2012 R2 Essentials has all of our mission critical data stored on a set of HDDs formatted with ReFS, as would seem good practise for this sort of data.
    Today I started a trial of Azure Backup to see if it would work as a Cloud backup solution for our server.... to no avail as I have used ReFS on the drive I want to protect.
    Will ReFS be added in the near future? From what I have seen in forums, there has been no response to questions about Azure Backup and ReFS since 2012.
    If it is…

    186 votes
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    unplanned  ·  15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    150 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    126 votes
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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    95 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add MABS support to VMWare ESXI 6.7

    I'm trying to backup VMs from an ESXI 6.7 host, however, the MABS solution does not support ESXI 6.7 yet.

    84 votes
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    9 comments  ·  MABS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Enable Read-Access GRS Storage for Backup/Recovery Services Vaults.

    Many use cases for DR-BCP involve recovery testing on quarterly or biannual basis. Having access to a RA-GRS recovery vault in paired region would enable these BCP best practices for recovery from backups as a DR strategy.

    81 votes
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    started  ·  1 comment  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 67 votes
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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Email notification bor successfull backup of files

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

    60 votes
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    3 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. I want SQL backup compression added to MABS

    I want SQL backup compression added to MABS so that a restore of a database is quicker.

    Details:
    Built into the SQL application for years has been the ability to backup with compression (attached). MABS does not have this. Restoring the files to an alternate location takes 2x to 5x longer when uncompressed. We are currently not using MABS against these database files for this reason.

    More details:
    When creating a protection group in MABS, under "Select data protection method", we select both "I want short-term prtection using: Disk" and "I want online protection". There is no option to compress…

    58 votes
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    0 comments  ·  MABS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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