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  1. 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.

    45 votes
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    9 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

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    3 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 43 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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.

    39 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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. .

    38 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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?

    36 votes
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  9. "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 →
  10. Backup on-premises SQL DB to Azure, Test-restore the DB to a SQL server running in an IaaS VM

    I want to on-premises backup SQL DBs to Azure and test the sanity of the backup point by restoring it to an Azure IaaS VM which has SQL server installed in it

    36 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    35 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Implement CLI command that can export/import an entire Key Vault to a file.

    If a customer wants to backup or restore the contents of a key vault, the customer is forced to export/import keys, secrets and certificates one by one.

    There should be an Azure CLI command to export a Key Vault in its entirety, and the same with import, something like:

    az keyvault backup --file <FileName> --vault-name <VaultName>

    az keyvault restore --file <FileName> --vault-name <VaultName>

    34 votes
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  13. 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 →
  14. azure backup: multiple backups per day

    I'd like the option to set more than three backups per day on Azure Backup.

    33 votes
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  15. 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.

    33 votes
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    4 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Allow greater than daily backup of Azure Virtual Machine

    The daily limitation of Azure Virtual Machine backups is very restrictive. It makes it difficult to meet any reasonable RPO from a backup strategy.

    Even if our RPO is 24 hours, that means we have to have 100% backup success in order to maintain SLA.

    Being able to back up more frequently would allow better RPO or greater achievement of SLA with managed risk of failed backups.

    I really want to avoid using the in-VM agent to complete this task as it doesn't scale which is the whole point of using Azure Backup!

    32 votes
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    1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Azure Backup succesful backup email notification

    Azure Backup successful backup email notification.

    31 votes
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  18. [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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  19. Allow file-level restores of Encrypted Azure VMs without MARS

    Allow file-level restores of Encrypted Azure VMs without MARS

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    unplanned  ·  1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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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