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  1. Fix the Memory Leak in a the Cloud Backup Agent

    the Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup Engine service under version 2.0.9170.0 and 2.0.9169.0 both have a memory leak that causes the working_set of the process to increase over time. This means that we periodically have to restart the service to workaround the memory leak. This is under Server 2019.

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  2. Allow deployment of recovery vault without default polices via ARM

    Creating a recovery vault via ARM template creates two default backup polices (one for IaaS and SQL), but they were not specified in the ARM template.

    So in my opinion it violates the ARM model to deploy configurations I didn't asked for

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  3. Can we get powershell commands to retrieve failed status of Azure file and folder backup so that we can automate it for our monthly report

    Can we get powershell commands to retrieve failed status of Azure file and folder backups on VM's so that we can automate it for our monthly audit reports similar to VM backup failure status

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    0 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow selective deletion of snapshots in any and all azure products.

    Backups / snapshots should not be auto deleted on deletion of the files resources. There should be an option to do so, but should not be forced on deletion of the resource. Default should be to retain with the option to delete, or maybe a subcommand that implies the delete . Not simply removal of one forces the other.

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    0 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. enable deletion of vault after soft delete time has passed

    After the soft deletion time has passed, it is still impossible to delete a backup item / a vault

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  6. Backup Azure Files

    Please add direct support of the backup of Azure Files or Storage Accounts so we can leverage the better retention, search and restore abilities the product can offer.

    My scenario - I am backing up company data by using Azure File Sync to push our files to a storage account. Then I have a VM in Azure with File Sync on it to copy the files from the storage account so I can back up the data with MABS. I'm doing this because I need the ability to search for files and have the ability to retain 10 years of…

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  7. Stagger Backup Jobs For Azure SQL VM Backups

    Backup jobs for the databases protected seem to only run simultaneously. This puts a heavy resource burden on the server.

    Consider options for staggering the jobs perhaps per policy.

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  8. Backup all file shares in a storage account with Recovery Services vault

    When creating Backup in Recovery Services vault, after selecting Azure FileShare(Preview) and a Storage Account I'm asked to select File Shares that I want backed up.

    There should be an option to backup all File Shares in the Storage Account, even those created after the backup was set up.

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  10. Script to Automate Restore SQL Server databases on Azure VMs to Alternate Location

    I want to schedule and automatically restore sql database backups to an alternate location

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  11. Automatically mount lvm partitions instead of manual intervention

    Currently, in azure backup process, if we want to do file recovery from logical volumes, we have to mount lvm's and then access files.

    Instead of manual intervention, i would vote to see automated mounts of those lvm's like in source backedup vm.

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  12. Restore from Azure to a ReFS volume directly (not NTFS required)

    DPM - Azure Backup Server
    Why is it not possible to restore from Azure to a ReFS volume directly? Why is a NTFS volume still mandatory?

    https://www.mainmind.com/post/modern-backup-storage-dpm-ntfs-y-refs

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  13. Different backup jobs in MARS / MABS with different RPOs and schedules

    It would be nice to be able to configure different backup jobs with independent start times and different Recovery Points

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  14. Make the Backup Items Filter Work

    I have many pages of backed up databases in the Backup Items list. It has a filter option but it does not work. I have to page thru many pages to find the item I am looking for. I reported the bug but they said they were just going to remove the filter feature rather than fix it

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  15. Backup WebApp

    Hi Team, the WebApp backup is now provided into the PaaS area but this is not useful for central management and to keep under control costs and usage.

    I think that is much better integrate the WebApp backup into Azure Backup Vault.

    Thanks
    S

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  16. Backup MySQL

    Team, do you plan to implement the backup for MySQL Database inside Azure Backup Vault? Is a big request from users because they want protect data from one single point.

    Thanks
    S

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  17. Better restore options

    The "Instant File Recovery from Cloud using Azure Backup" which is in the preview is a horrible way to restore files. Since Azure Backup retains the files and folder permissions it is not possible to restore files and folders that have been restricted unless you know to the precise path of the file. Most users do not know this path due to mapped drives and/or shares that do not reflect the true path on the files server.

    Since the mounted VHD files from Azure Backup is not a writable media it is not possible to reset the permissions, thus you…

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  18. More Snapshots and longer (non hack) retention times

    We need the ability to store daily snapshots for at least 10 years vs the current 200 snapshot limit. So at least 3650 snapshots need to be supported for this to be a good solution for the enterprise, a lot of us have Legal requirements for long term retention.

    Right now I have DPM set up in the Azure cloud to do this which is kind of silly. I've had to go from on Prem file storage to Azure Files, to a VM for the files to a DPM server to backup with retention. I'm paying for storing the same…

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  19. Provide option to rename the existing backup policy or provide option to change set of associated VMs from one policy to new policy in 1 go

    Provide option to rename the existing backup policy or provide option to change set of associated VMs from one policy to new policy in 1 go

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  20. azure files Snapshot limitations

    I'm confused. Is the limit for the number of backups a hard 200 snapshots? I want to use long retention times (10 years) for backing up Azure files and 200 snapshot will not even get me a single year based on a backup per day. Am I missing something in the documentation?

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