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  1. [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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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Azure backup server linux support

    Azure backup server does not support Linux OS as there is no agent available. kindly introduce the Linux support as well

    28 votes
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    0 comments  ·  MABS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Security and Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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!!

    24 votes
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    0 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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).

    27 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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.

    26 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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
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    Replace existing is supported for unmanaged managed VMs. It is not supported for unmanaged disks, generalized VMs, or for VMs created using custom images.
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    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…

    25 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Setting a storage redundant type by Azure Resource Manager template

    Currently we can change storage redundant type by using Azure portal, PowerShell or Azure CLI once we create Recovery Services Vault. Some customers usually deploy resources using ARM template, so they would like to set LRS as backup configuration by template as well. It would be great if we can set storage redundant type by template as we deploy Recovery Services Vault.

    25 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Backup Tables and Blobs

    Ability to restore and schedule backups of Azure Table Storage and Blob Storage.

    24 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Allow VM Extension to talk directly to vault without internet access

    Many customers do not want to grant their IaaS VMs direct access to the internet. Forced tunneling prevents the Azure Backup Service from protecting Azure IaaS VMs. If the Azure Backup VM Extension was allowed to talk directly the Recovery Service Vault through internal traffic in the datacenter, VMs would not need Internet access for backups to complete successfully.

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    started  ·  1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. seed backup without using an external drive

    To be able to upload the data from an alternative site with has a much faster internet connection and upload speed without having to rely on configuring a drive to be shipped to Microsoft.

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    2 comments  ·  Offline Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Make Offline Seed Backup A One Step Process - Why Stage It First?

    When you want to seed your initial backup using the Azure Import Service you have to do a backup to a disk first (obviously). However, this is a 2 step process:

    1 - The backup is done to a Staging area
    2 - The backup is then copied to the disk you want to ship to Microsoft

    Why do we have to stage the backup first? Why can't the backup be done straight to the disk you want to send to Microsoft?

    When you are working with terabytes of data this is very time consuming.

    23 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Offline Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Visualize the status of replication to Recovery Services container of GRS storage

    The following User Interfaces are required.
    · Implement the UI to check the actual operation.
    · Implement a demonstration UI.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    22 votes
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    2 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Need detailed report on file / folder size backed up

    It is nice to be able to run Get-OBJob -previous 1 and see a report of the total size of data backed up per resource (C drive, D Drive, etc), but I am looking for a report that shows the total size of each file/folder backed up in that specific resource set.

    I need to be able to quickly determine where my larger sized backed up files/folders are.

    As it stands now i can only see this data at the drive level. I need this more granular.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Increase the limit of data disk number supported by azure backup

    Azure backup supports up to 16 data disks attached to an Azure virtual machine for backup. Please remove the restriction or match the max data disks for G series

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    started  ·  1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Restore managed disk VMs without Storage Account for staging

    Currently, we should specify the Storage Account for staging purpose to restore the VMs with managed disk.
    But the advantage of the managed disk is that we don't have to inform and control storage account permissions for the end users. The required RBAC permission for this operation is Storage Account Contributor which means the restore operator can perform anything for the storage account.
    This prevents the customer from being free from Storage Account management.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Azure Backup Client should support the metered connection flag a network connection

    There should be setting in the Azure Backup Client that allow the user to decide if they want the backup to run when the network connection shows that it is on a metered connection.

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    2 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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?

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    0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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