Azure Backup

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  1. Azure Backup for x86 Windows Client

    It will be better if Azure BaaS can support x86 for all Windows OS. This will perfectly work for those who does not have SCDPM.

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  2. http://aka.ms/MarsUnselectVolume link does not go anywhere

    When selecting items to backup, the dialog box provides a (non-clickable) link to https://aka.ms/MarsUnselectVolume to "learn about the implications of not using Exclusion Settings for removing all items in a volume. This link resolves to a generic Microsoft page.

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  3. ASR and file an folder backups must be able to co-exist on a server

    we need to be able to perform file and folder backups and ASR on critical servers; please het this resolved ASAP

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  4. Increase frequency for Azure Backup Agent.

    Given that the backup agent already supports incremental backup, it would be good to see the frequency increased to support 1hr backups.

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  5. DC Bare-Metal/System Backup Directly to Azure Cloud

    We are looking for such Microsoft Solution which can help customers to take Domain Controller Bare-metal/System State backups directly to Azure Recovery Vault/Cloud without using LOCAL DISKS.

    We are aware about MABS/DPM but both these products uses Local disks before sending data to Azure Cloud. Kindly work on such solution and definitely this can help lots of customers.

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  6. Vault Credentials/key the same-Restore from other server *no prompt!

    If the MARS agent is registered on a computer with the same Vault and Key as another server, there should not be a reason to download the Vault Credential file again when using the "Restore from Other Server" option.

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  7. Separate backup jobs within MARS Agent

    Separate backup jobs within MARS Agent. Currently, there is only one backup job that can be created within the MARS Agent. We should have the ability to create several different jobs with various schedules and data sets to back up. Not all data can be backed up at the same time. It would also make it a bit easier to restore as in not having to mount the VHDX file that stores all the data sets backed up.

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  8. Backup a Replicated machine and be able to restore files.

    Having servers under the replicated items should mean the entire server is there. Can't this be archived or have a snapshot that turns this into a backup that can have file restore and server restore features performed at certain intervals like hourly, daily, weekly, monthly such as a normal backup? This should replace MABS since it is much more streamlined anyway.

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  9. Recovery Services vault services not sent any alert to user when MARS agent server is down or not reachable

    Customer not receiving alerts when backup is not available when Server is down or not reachable. No alerts sent to user where MARS agent registered with vault and suddenly backup stopped working since 10 days and customer come to know server is also down. We don't have information why backup is not triggered.

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  10. Add better logs to Windows Azure Backup Manager

    When a warning is raised in the Event Log, the associated Details tab contains very little information. For example, I am getting Error code 1073841907. What does it mean, where can I look it up?
    The logs (.Errlog) are even more cryptic. Add a decent log, not something that is useful only to the product team.

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  11. Remove the MARS agent dependency on PowerShell 2.0

    Please add support for Microsoft PowerShell 4.0 or 5.0 instead of 2.0 on Windows 10 operating systems.

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  12. Can we get powershell commands to retrieve failed status of Azure file and folder backup so that we can automate it for our monthly report

    Can we get powershell commands to retrieve failed status of Azure file and folder backups on VM's so that we can automate it for our monthly audit reports similar to VM backup failure status

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  13. It would be nice to have more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running.

    Having more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running would be helpful, especially when the initial backup is running and all it tells you is that the metadata is being updated. A progress window with more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running would be nice so we admins can know that it is actually progressing and not hung up.

    Also, adding a utility to the MARS GUI to unmount the VHDs that are created during the backup would help. Sometimes Azure gets hung up and you have…

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  14. Azure File Backup checks the integrity?

    Does Azure File Backup checks the integrity of backup files?

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  15. Update MARS agent system state backup process

    Please update step by step process, what happens in backend when perform system state backup. Its confusing when see system state backup showing as local backup

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  16. Allow 40+ Agents per Backup Policy

    Please allow more than the current 40 agents per backup policy, or warning on the policy/selection screen that the policy is full.

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  17. Require a Security PIN to Reduce any retention settings.

    Require a Security PIN to reduce any retention ranges. In certain cyber attack scenarios where Ransomware infects a server, a cyber attacker could penetrate the environment, and open the Azure Backup MARS software and edit the retention range down to 7 day minimum. The attacker could then encrypt portions of the network, and initiate backups to overwrite and purge good data. Over holidays such as Christmas, 7 days might not be enough time to realize a breach has occured.
    Currently AzureBackup is a fantastic protection against Ransomware, however we have seen Human hackers enter the network and seek out backup…

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  18. "Agent Version" Column at "Registered items" list in Azure portal web sites.

    I want to manage Azure Backup Agent Version of All Registered items in azure portal web sites.
    If the "Registered items" list have the "Agent Version" column, I can verify all agent version of our servers, and can update older agents.

    Scenario : Azure Backup start new price from 4/1/2015.
    and, the Azure Backup Agent version for new price need "2.0.8704.0".
    I need to find older Azure Backup Agent, and update it.

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  19. A disappointing solution

    Original French version as a result:

    I've been working with the Azure backup server solution since November 2019. Despite the fact that I opened several tickets and lost a lot of hours of work, we never had a fully successful backup schedule. It's a shame, because the solution still costs us expensive in cloud storage. But we have the impression that every time a Technician at Microsoft plugs in, he improvises and tries registry keys and other patents.

    For us, this solution is very disappointing and does not meet the quality standard that Microsoft should require of their solutions. Thank…

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  20. Fix SFC

    Please could you fix "sfc.exe" or remove the "sfc /verifyonly" from the MARS backup process? Currently on all versions of Windows tested (Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows Server 2019) this command generates 4000+ files per execution in "C:\Windows\WinSxS\Temp*" which results in continually slower backups as these files are generated and never deleted. Furthermore all of the clean up processes regarding these folders that are documented in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/clean-up-the-winsxs-folder do not work out of the box, the only processes we have found that can clean up thse files can be found at https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/cbeea1a1-77da-4e0e-a357-f36be1a60f16/when-to-the-files-in-cwindowswinsxstemppendingrenames-get-processed , which in summation is effectively install…

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