Azure Backup

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  1. Make It Easier to Add Exclusions

    Suppose I was backing up drives C:, D:, E: and F: and I wanted to add exclusions for file types .flv, .mov, .mp3, .pst and .tmp. In the job configuration I have to manually add:
    C: - .flv
    C: -
    .mov
    C: - .mp3
    C: -
    .pst
    C: - .tmp
    D: -
    .flv
    D: - .mov
    D: -
    .mp3
    D: - .pst
    D: -
    .tmp
    E: - .flv
    etc. etc.
    F: -
    .tmp

    Please add the option for global excludes across all drives!

    60 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Specify alert mail for Recovery Services vault Data deletion

    Currently, when we delete Azure Backup data in Recovery Services vault, the alert Email will be received within the subscription range.
    We want to specify this Email address. Because we can specify alert Email address, Email will not be sent to unrelated accounts on subscription.
    And we can avoid the impact of sending information to accounts that don’t need alert emails due to security issues.

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    0 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Changing the managed disk name at the time of restore

    Please add the capability of changing the managed disk name.
    Fixed name makes it difficult to manage.

    59 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. When there is a problem with the backup target file, skip and backup other files. Also, please implement a detailed log that can be confirme

    Normally, files locked by other applications are skipped, backups are taken, and skipped files are written in the log.
    However, other than the above cases (such as file corruption), the backup job stuck and an Issue occurred that the backup did not end. (In this case it was Active for over a week)
    If backup does not progress due to file check etc. for a certain period of time, please skip the backup of the corresponding file, and please implement "detailed log" is kept as to "which file" and "reason".
    Also, since skipped files can currently only be checked on…

    55 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Feature Request: Email Notification in MARS Agent

    We want to have "Email Notification" option in MARS Agent. Also, please help to improve sync consistency with System State backup to Azure Portal as it shows wrong information sometime

    53 votes
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  6. Exclusions based on minimatch patterns

    I want to be able to exclude certain folders from backups by default and I want to be able to use wildcards to do it. Right now this is a nightmarish thing to do and the documentation is very scarce.

    Examples:

    c:\users*\sources\repos*.git\
    c:\users*\sources*
    \node_modules\
    c:\users*\sources*\obj\
    c:\users*\sources*
    \packages\
    c:\users*\sources*.vs\
    c:\users*\sources\workspaces*
    \tf$\

    c:\users*\Dropbox\
    c:\users*\OneDrive
    \
    c:\users*\Google Drive*\

    Having to manually configure these or to have scripts that try to continuously update the backup schedules on machines is madness.

    50 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Option to restore files without full path

    I need an option to restore files without full path because this can cause some paths exceed 256 character limit causing copy/move errors.

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  8. Add azure backup support for SAP ASE (Sybase)

    As Sybase license are (almost) free for HANA customers...some will use Sybase for other SAP workloads ;-)
    Backing up the whole VM and using SAP tools to do so currently is tedious and manual. How nice it would be if you could have azure backup take care of that and have the SAP ASE backup artefacts managable in azure and speed up the restore. Our Current DB sizes are 50GB - 500GBs.
    Enabling a scenario like this would help in getting SAP customers onboarded to azure.

    49 votes
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    under review  ·  9 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Functions for checking the progress status ( ** % etc.) of Azure Backup from Azure Portal

    We can check from Azure Portal whether Azure Backup is completed.
    However, we cannot see how far it is going at this time.

    Our customers want us to implement visualization of the percentage currently being achieved by Azure Portal.

    48 votes
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  10. 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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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. View time spent on Azure Backup in Azure portal

    Now view time spent on Azure Backup in Azure portal
    Checking the status of Azure backup using Azure PowerShell can be used to schedule the time of Buckup subtask, but it is inconvenient so please display the time taken for Buckup and its subtask from Azure portal. .

    44 votes
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    need-feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Selectively delete backups, and choice to delete backups without 14 days retention

    There are instances whereby we want a complete/selective deletion of backup data without the 14 days retention policy. Currently, when I choose to backup a particular folder on my server using the MARS agent, and decide that I want a complete wipe of that data from Azure, I have to stop the backup policy and wait for 14 days for total deletion. In-between these 14 days, I'm stuck without an option to backup to Azure if I require a clean slate.

    43 votes
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  14. Seeding a large Azure Backup Server restore using export service

    We can seed initial backup to Azure backup Vault using the import service but we cannot seed a large restore using the Export service. Restoring a large volume of data could take several days or even weeks!

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    unplanned  ·  3 comments  ·  Offline Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. "MARS Agent backup time reduction performance"

    MARS Agent backup time is delayed There are many problems. Many of the causes are processing time before data transfer. I think This can be a take snapshot, checksum process, and queue time. If the performance before data transfer improves, I think that one of the problems of delay in backup time will be solved.

    36 votes
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  16. Azure Backup succesful backup email notification

    Azure Backup successful backup email notification.

    35 votes
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  17. Include status of backup consistency for azure backups

    From the portal.azure.com web interface we can see the type of consistency for a backup. We would like to have visibility into this information through the PowerBI reports and powershell commands.

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  18. Unlock VMs Prior to Initiating Backups via Recovery Services Vault Job

    If you lock a resource group containing VMs as ReadOnly, VMs in that resource group will fail to backup because they are locked.

    Please provide an option to bypass ReadOnly locks for recovery services backup jobs.

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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Integrate Azure Backup with Group Policy

    We have Azure Backup (MARS) deployed to 150+ servers across the globe and we would like to see a mechanism whereby we can make a global change across all servers e.g. Group Policy.

    For example, we now need to add a file exclusion to every job on the 150+ servers and as far as I'm aware this means connecting to each server individually and making the change.

    31 votes
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  20. [Azure Backup] Want to specify Backup Schedule Policy of Azure VM Backup at "local time" using Azure PowerShell

    At present, backup schedule of backup policy using Azure PowerShell, we need to specify the "time", "time zone" in UTC.

    Therefore, please add the function to be able to specify the "local time" (UTC + N) using Azure PowerShell.

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