Azure Backup

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  1. Simple Report which pulls the Backup failure/Success with an archived history of 30 days

    Simple customizable report which pulls the Backup failure/Success with an archived history of 30 days.

    6 votes
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  2. Azure Backup Computer Description instead of Computer Nname (hostname)

    In Azure Backup > Protected Items > Backup items > File-Folders, instead of showing column "Protected Server" which is just the "computer names" (hostnames), it would be much more useful to show "computer description".

    This would greatly help admins to identify the machine.

    4 votes
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  3. Azure Backup Retention Policy - to retain X backup copies

    Instead of specifying Retention Policy in terms of time periods (retain for X days/weeks/months/years), it is also useful to keep backup in terms of numbers of copies (retain X copies).

    19 votes
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  4. Want you to publish Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent Release Notes

    Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent version is "2.0.9052" now, but Release Notes can not be found that the changes have been described.

    At the timing when the Agent has been upgraded, I am glad and information on Azure document are described.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    7 votes
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  5. The ability to change the retention for existing existing backup / recovery point

    Please can you provide the ability to change the retention for existing existing backup / recovery point

    If a restore request comes in, and the recovery point is due to expire shortly the data may be lost.

    also, a customer may ask for specific data to be retained longer.

    5 votes
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  6. Can we have a feature like Veeam "direct restore to Microsoft Azure"

    I use Azure server backup for local backups onsite. I replicate to Azure Recovery server profile and have a replication of all backups in Azure. I want to then restore the data from azure recovery services to azure virtual server. This will allow us to have a backup solution and by extension a disaster recovery solution in case we lost the onsite infrastructure. granted some reconfiguration would be required at restore time, but it would be much faster, simpler to restore in azure rather than download to a new onsite infrastructure. also it could double as a migration process into…

    7 votes
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  7. make it possible to see when a recovery point / backup for an Azure VM expires.

    When using recovery services vaults it is not currently possible to see when a recovery point is due to expire. This makes administration difficult as ad-hoc backups can be assigned individual retention periods and recovery points may have been taken using different policies.

    21 votes
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  8. Improved azure backup data and statistics

    It would be great if Azure could provide more detailed backup information for Aure VM's backed up to Vaults.

    The following metrics would be great:
    1. The amount of data transferred to the Vault when a snapshot/backup has been taken
    2. The amount of space used for an each snapshot that a VM has.
    3. The total space used for snaps/backups by a VM

    These netric should also be made available by APIs, powershell etc

    This would take the guess work out of load balancing VMs, as per MS azure best practice and would enable as to script and automate…

    4 votes
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  9. Obtain Backup Detail from a VM's Overview/Essentials

    It would be great to have the ability to look at a VM's Overview/Essentials and see which Vault and Policy contains the VM's backups and also obtain the detail from the powershell cmdlets linked to the VM's

    This will enable a backup admin to instantly locate a backup of a VM instaed of hunting through numerous vaults.

    3 votes
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  10. Provide more control over restores (disk name, NIC name, Availability Sets etc)

    When you restore a VM, it creates an automated name which is tens of digits long, and provides no obvious association with the VM. The same goes for the NIc. When environments have been deployed by ARM templates, they usually have a neat and concisely defined naming standard which goes out the window when restored.

    Additionally, and crucially for mission critical systems, VMs that are in an Availability Set are not restored back in to their AS when they're restored, which given you (for reasons I just can't understand) can't add a VM to an AS after creation, the backup…

    14 votes
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  11. Ability to execute custom pre & post scripts as part of a Recovery Services backup snapshot

    Provide functionality for Recovery Services to execute Pre and Post scripts during a backup snapshot. This could allow applications and databases to be consistently quiesced on non-VSS enabled operating systems like Linux. Perhaps this could be built into the WAAgent Backup Extension and provide accompanying templates scripts to guide users through the process.

    46 votes
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  12. Autodiscover VM to backup in other subscription

    The backup vault has this nice feature to autodiscover and deploy the backup agents to the VM on the same subscription (no need to get the credential and install the agent the VM like with the on-prem scenario)
    A good practice is to secure the backup vault in a dedicated subscription (to save backups not at the same place ad the VM) but in that case the autodiscovery" feature does not work anymore.
    It would be great to be able to autodeploy agents on VM from other subscriptions

    1 vote
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  13. Add support for Reparse Point file types to Azure Backup

    It would be ideal to have Azure Backup offer support for Reparse Point file types. It is currently not supported and these file types get skipped in the backup. Because of this we have to consider other backup solutions, as it is critical for us to be able to recover these file types.

    7 votes
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  14. Allow sorting and filtering for file searches when recovering via Windows Server Backup

    Currently it is possible to search for a file by name, but not by metadata such as date created, modified or author. It is also not currently possible to sort by these fields even though modified date is listed.

    It would be much more useful to be able to select a range of possible backup dates and then filter/sort for files or folders to recover.

    3 votes
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  15. Work load options

    Can this MASR agent take the SQL database backup to Azure cloud.
    Not by files or folders, but as the database?
    The purpose is to restore that to Azure VM when needed. Please comment, if any one knows about this..

    1 vote
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  16. Allow Multiple Accounts in Backup Solution

    Cross-filling per comment from the following submission: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-log-analytics/suggestions/9337566-allow-multiple-accounts-in-backup-solution

    For the Backup solution, need to be able to add more than one vault account.

    Right now the Site Recovery Solution will only allow you to display 1 Recovery Vault. What if you have multiple Recovery Vaults? You can't add additional Solutions in order to list them all.

    3 votes
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  17. Enable backup support (or improve documentation) for Classic VM's in an Azure Virtual Network

    Creating a new (default config) Classic VM in an Azure Virtual Network (wth S2S VPN) do not current seem to be discoverable.

    Documentation is limited on this configuration and it seems one need to create another VM with a Proxy server to achieve this ?

    3 votes
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  18. seed backup without using an external drive

    To be able to upload the data from an alternative site with has a much faster internet connection and upload speed without having to rely on configuring a drive to be shipped to Microsoft.

    24 votes
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  19. Azure Backup for x86 Windows Client

    It will be better if Azure BaaS can support x86 for all Windows OS. This will perfectly work for those who does not have SCDPM.

    3 votes
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  20. Azure backup client is broken on W10 slow ring build (14342)

    W10 slow ring build 14342, Azure backup client (MARSAgentInstaller) is broken. please fix
    Error messages are in the application evenlog. Mainly regarding ntdll.dll.

    Would be nice to keep up with at least the slow ring builds.

    3 votes
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