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Email Notification & Alerts for Azure Backup

Azure backup needs to have active notifications & alerts (via email) on success/failure. It's important that administrators know their backup is running or failing.

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    Manu shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Alerting and monitoring of backups is available, please refer to the related blog post at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/alerting-and-monitoring-for-azure-backup/

    For updates on email notifications for successful backups, follow https://feedback.azure.com/forums/258995-azure-backup-and-scdpm/suggestions/33606163-email-notifications-for-successful-backups

    Thanks,
    Utsav

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      • Denis Lepropre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, add email notification on success backup. It's important that administrators know their backup is running or not.

      • Uffe Sommerlund commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        here is a nice .ps1 script. have fun works like a charm

        $emailSmtpServer = "smtp.office365.com"
        $emailSmtpServerPort = "587"
        $emailSmtpUser = "emailaccount"
        $emailSmtpPass = "emailaccount_passwd"


        $event = Get-WinEvent -FilterHashtable @{logname='CloudBackup'; level=1,2,3,4; id=10,11,3,14,17} -MaxEvent 2
        $emailMessage = New-Object System.Net.Mail.MailMessage
        $emailMessage.From = "host name <emailaddress@it.com>"
        $emailMessage.To.Add( "recipient_email@it.com" )
        $emailMessage.Subject = "backup operation"

        $emailMessage.Body = $event | format-list -Property * | out-string

        $SMTPClient = New-Object System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient( $emailSmtpServer , $emailSmtpServerPort )
        $SMTPClient.EnableSsl = $true
        $SMTPClient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential( $emailSmtpUser , $emailSmtpPass );

        $SMTPClient.Send( $emailMessage )
        $event
        exit

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To add to others here, we really need the backup success/failure notifications for Azure Backup/site Recovery. Most modern backup solutions have it and this is more for compliance reasons.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In the portal there is a setting for Configure notifications which you can turn on or off for Critical, Warning and information. Azure support informed me yesterday that Information and Warning will not trigger an email, only Critical. Totally pointless tickboxes.

      • Gav commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need success notification or not usable as a solution for clients.

      • Anders Ingebrigtsen Dahl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please include company name in the alert, as it right now only contain Subscription ID, and it is a long process to resolve and locate the right customer only out of that.

      • Maggie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with others - an email for completed/successful backups is needed.

      • Health Care provider (Dentist) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 on Patrick Leonard's commend. For compliance reasons my org needs to receive backup success messages besides the critical and warning messages. During the demo shown on https://azure.microsoft.com/nl-nl/blog/alerting-and-monitoring-for-azure-backup/ the idea is given that this is possible. Please add the 'successful' or 'completed' status email capabilities.
        Also, please embed Azure Backup status in the daily Health Reports for Windows Server 2016 Essential servers. This reports now issues critical warnings that no backups are being made as I'm not using the local backup feature but Azure Backup instead.

      • Patrick Leonard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This doesn't seem to cover the need for sending success results via email. Is there a method to do so for Azure DPM/Site Recovery?

      • ant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, add email notification on success backup. It's important that administrators know their backup is running properly too
        +1

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, add email notification on success backup. It's important that administrators know their backup is running or not.

      • Kenneth Verburg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, add email notification on success backup. It's important that administrators know their backup is running or not.

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