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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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 lost TWO DAYS of work because we can only backup a VM once a day. Windows updates applied on a Friday evening, killing the machine, non-boot, so it went by until Monday, guess what, we had to RECOVER back to the day prior, losing anything on Friday and over the weekend. Thankfully the weekend was no work because the office was closed for the weekend, but we lost ALL of Friday!!! I was ashamed to tell my client this, they "thought" it was "safe" in Microsoft cloud, YEAH RIGHT! Sorry, client, because of a faulty update, and because of the dumb design, you lost 3 days of VM backups! I know it was an update that crushed the VM because I opened and escalated a ROOT CAUSE from the Azure team, they confirmed it.
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
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
[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
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
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.
Having to manually configure these or to have scripts that try to continuously update the backup schedules on machines is madness.28 votes
Currently, encrypted VMs are not eligible for "Replace Disk" as described in the following public information.
Title: Restore Azure 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
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
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
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 Internet, VirtualNetwork and AzureLoadBalancer. Just thought that it would make it easier to allow the Network Security Group have access to Azure services without a lot of work.
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
Network security group tags for Azure Backup are now available. Please follow this link for more details:
How to know the individual storage usage of a VM or server in a Vault?27 votes
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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