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  1. Support Backup of VM Guest Clusters with VHD Sets

    It should be possible to backup VMs with shared VHDs. This is neccessary to relly support VM Guest Clusters.
    Furthermore it should be allowed to use these Disks as Cluster Shared Volumes in the Guest Cluster.

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  2. make it possible to see when a recovery point / backup for an Azure VM expires.

    When using recovery services vaults it is not currently possible to see when a recovery point is due to expire. This makes administration difficult as ad-hoc backups can be assigned individual retention periods and recovery points may have been taken using different policies.

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  3. be able to query the retention period of on-demand vm backup

    When we run on-demand vm backup, the retention period is not shown in any UI (e.g. Azure Portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure REST API) currently.
    If the retention period is queryable, backup data management will be more easier and convenient.

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  4. Backup space used in Azure Backup Vault.

    I wish to know what has used the space in: "Total Storage Consumed In Azure"

    I have no real idea what has used all the space in my vault.

    Thxs Chris

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  5. Recovery Services: Allow restoring individual VHDs from restore point

    Currently Recovery Services "Restore disks" restores all disks. It would be great if you could only restore selected individual disks.

    E.g., right now I'm waiting for 128+50+1023 GB VHDs of a single VM being restored, and I wouldn't need the 1023GB one, so I have plenty of time to write this suggestion :)

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  6. Enable the labelling of Azure backup/restore points

    Allow users to label their Azure backups or restore points such that users can easily identify their backups and revert to restore points when needed

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  7. Support for WORM (Write Once Read Many) storage backup

    WORM backup is usually required for meeting compliance.

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  8. Publish Aurez Backup API with an Azure SDK

    A backup cloud service really need a documented protocol and client side API.

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  9. Export Azure SQL Database LTR Backups as Bacpacs

    Add the ability to export Azure SQL Database LTR Backups as Bacpacs. Current the only way of accessing the backup is creating a new Sql Database from the LTR backup. We have around 100 Azure Sql Databases that we would like to have access to the data at the backup points without spinning up a new database.

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  10. Ability to backup Azure Automation runbooks with Azure Backup

    We would like to have the ability to backup "Azure Automation runbooks" with the Azure Backup service.

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  11. Support Clusterd File Servers

    We have a clustered file server which we are backing up using Azure Backup. It works, but it isn't perfect, it would be nice if Azure Backup had better support for failover file clusters

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  12. Update Azure Backup Recovery Vault Create wizard to include type of replication (LRS/GRS)

    Update Azure Backup Recover Vault Create wizard to include type of replication instead of default to GRS without any warning to user that Recovery Vault will use expensive option for replication. Either allow global setting of default to LRS or GRS for Recovery Vault or include in initial creation questions which to use

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  13. New-ObFileSpec to backup system state

    I could not find a way to make a System State backup using powershell cmdlet New-OBFileSpec. On the GUI its available.
    When using Windows server core, there's a need to use Powershell.

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  14. Publish compression and churn rate for every protected source

    For planning and cost control it would be great to have statistics on the compression and churn rate for every ptotected source and at the vault level, if you don't hacve the time to expose them in the UI just give us a way to programmatically (webservice or POSH) access that information.

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  15. The VM backup operation should be able to be performed twice consecutively.

    Azure IaaS VM Backup has to wait for the previous backup to be completed when successively triggering backups using "backup now" on the same VM.
    If we try to get backups before and after maintenance, this specification is very painful.

    At least, Azure IaaS VM Backup should be able to run the second backup immediately after the first snapshot is completed.

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  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!

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  17. About VM backup created in classic mode

    We want to use backups made in classic mode available after switching to Resource Manager mode.

    Now, When we move a VM from classic to Resource Manager mode, backups taken prior to migration will not migrate to newly migrated Resource Manager VM.

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  18. Provide more control over restores (disk name, NIC name, Availability Sets etc)

    When you restore a VM, it creates an automated name which is tens of digits long, and provides no obvious association with the VM. The same goes for the NIc. When environments have been deployed by ARM templates, they usually have a neat and concisely defined naming standard which goes out the window when restored.

    Additionally, and crucially for mission critical systems, VMs that are in an Availability Set are not restored back in to their AS when they're restored, which given you (for reasons I just can't understand) can't add a VM to an AS after creation, the backup…

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  19. Backup Reporting and Notifications

    Please provide a central location to view comprehensive backup success/failure logs and the ability to generate reports, spanning multiple backup vaults and regions. Ability to customise email notifications as well.

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  20. Allow ability to search an index of backups

    Could you please add the ability to search for a filename through all backups vs having to manually mount each backup and determine if the file is there? Having an index that shows when the last backup of a particular file would be incredidibly helpful.

    Use case: User deletes a file at the beginning of the month. During end of month reporting, they try to find the file and notice it is gone. End user calls backup admin, backup admin pulls up a UX to be able to search for the filename and then is presented a list of dates…

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