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  1. 42 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Blob storage - Add a Backup & Restore feature

    Regarding the blob, geo-replication is very cool for the HA side, but it is not a backup.

    It would be nice to be able to backup a blob storage on another blob storage, to cover against an accidental deletion of the storage account via the portal, or from the code by an error of a programmer by the use SDK (call API) that does not control recursion (and delete calls).

    40 votes
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    6 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    36 votes
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    5 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. "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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    0 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    33 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Change Resource Group for restorePointCollections

    "Microsoft.Compute/restorePointCollections are store in a special ressource group named : AzureBackup<Region><number>.

    The good idea could be to be able to configure an other RG for each Recovery Service Vault to store restorePointCollections.

    33 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Restore VMware VMs, backuped with Azure Backup Server, in Azure

    Currently it's possible to backup VMware VMs to Azure for off-site or long term copy. It would be great if these backups could be restored in Azure as IaaS virtual machines (if the on-premises data center crashes for example).

    32 votes
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    1 comment  ·  MABS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Option to delete specific recovery points

    Add an option to delete individual recovery points. Alternatively if that is not possible add option to continue purging old backups according to the backup policy after server has been deleted\renamed\migrated (VNET migration).

    32 votes
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    2 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  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.

    31 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. multiple backups per VM per day

    You have GOT to be kidding me, you can ONLY backup an Azure VM ONCE a day?! What the heck Microsoft?! We MUST have the option to backup a VM as MANY TIMES A DAY as we choose. We are paying for the backup, the storage, and the VM so why do you guys prevent this? I feel like I am dealing with a new company in the 90's but no, its Microsoft the biggest bunch of backwards thinking company there is. This is why I go open source, only MS for clients. Because of this backwards design, my client…

    31 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    30 votes
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    4 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. [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.

    29 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Azure Virtual Machine scale sets Instances should and Azure Backup service

    If scale sets are used by in Azure IAAS, it should be supported to back up its instances or single instance at least through Azure Backup service in same or other regions in a recovery vault.

    29 votes
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    2 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    28 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Even with encrypted VM, VM can be restored by "Replace Disk".

    Currently, encrypted VMs are not eligible for "Replace Disk" as described in the following public information.

    Title: Restore Azure VMs

    Address: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-arm-restore-vms

    Replace existing is supported for unmanaged managed VMs. It is not supported for unmanaged disks, generalized VMs, or for VMs created using custom images.

    From the security point of view as well, it is possible that the number of encrypted VMs will increase in the future, so there is a need for an easier recovery method.

    Currently, encrypted VMs can only be restored from "disk restores". We should also implement VM restoration with "disk replacement" of encrypted VMs.

    28 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    28 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. After changing the backup schedule, the past backup data has been lost.

    In the MARS backup, if you change the daily schedule to Weekly Schedule, all previous points marked as 'Daily Points' are deleted after updating the policy.
    At this time, there is no warning screen.
    For example, schedule Daily & 365 days retention to Weekly & 53 weeks retention.

    Warnings should be displayed!!

    28 votes
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    0 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Azure Backup + on prem Network Security Group (NSG)

    One issue I ran into when trying to setup our backups using Recover Services Vault was connection back to the service. If we have outbound security rules for our Network Security Group, we would have to white list all of the Azure IP addresses. This was a crazy long list that we would then have to maintain. The second option was to setup a proxy, which would cost money because that would be a second machine that would have to be running. I thought it might be nice if Azure created a tag for Azure services like the ones for…

    27 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Security and Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. How to know the individual storage usage of a VM or server in a Vault?

    How to know the individual storage usage of a VM or server in a Vault?

    27 votes
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  20. Restore VMware vm to alternate location

    Please provide the capability to choose the vSwitch or DVS in VMware when restoring a VMware VM to an alternate location.
    We cannot restore VMware VMs to an alternate location when using vCenter only communication with DPM. The VMware restore fails to create the VM in an alternate VMware cluster and VMware returns an error indicating the creation of the DVS fails as the DVS is different in the alternate VMware cluster.

    26 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SCDPM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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