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  1. Backup a DR replicated powered-off vm for long term archival

    Allow backing up of a powered off replicated VM. The situation is such that we replicate our VMs to Azure for DR and leave them powered off. We would like to then backup the replicated copies of those vms directly from Azure to Azure backup so as to reduce bandwidth.

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  2. Restore VM via recovery point in one click

    Very similar to a point-in-time recovery

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  3. Enhance VM's 'config' backup to include more metadata

    The config.json file included with an Azure VM's backup state does not include metadata about the 'availability set' nor the attached NIC card resources. In order to allow the freedom to re-create the same VM state from a backup, this additional metadata is necessary.

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  4. Allow backup of VMs without backup of Encryption Keys.

    There are some VMs where ensuring the security of the VM is more important than ensuring the longevity of that VM. Please allow backup of BEK encrypted VMs without also backing up the encryption keys or the BEK volume.

    Auditing of the usage and permission changes of KeyVault needs to show the whole story. If a restore of a VM is required we can restore it as disks only and manually recreate the VM with the link to keyvault.

    If the keys are deleted from KeyVault that should make all the backups unusable.

    3 votes
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  5. when restoring overwriting the existing machine to have same ip

    when restoring overwriting the existing machine to have the same ip so users will be up & running without changing ips and DNS and public ip and so on

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  6. Can we have a feature like Veeam "direct restore to Microsoft Azure"

    I use Azure server backup for local backups onsite. I replicate to Azure Recovery server profile and have a replication of all backups in Azure. I want to then restore the data from azure recovery services to azure virtual server. This will allow us to have a backup solution and by extension a disaster recovery solution in case we lost the onsite infrastructure. granted some reconfiguration would be required at restore time, but it would be much faster, simpler to restore in azure rather than download to a new onsite infrastructure. also it could double as a migration process into…

    7 votes
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  7. 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…

    14 votes
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  8. Obtain Backup Detail from a VM's Overview/Essentials

    It would be great to have the ability to look at a VM's Overview/Essentials and see which Vault and Policy contains the VM's backups and also obtain the detail from the powershell cmdlets linked to the VM's

    This will enable a backup admin to instantly locate a backup of a VM instaed of hunting through numerous vaults.

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  9. Autodiscover VM to backup in other subscription

    The backup vault has this nice feature to autodiscover and deploy the backup agents to the VM on the same subscription (no need to get the credential and install the agent the VM like with the on-prem scenario)
    A good practice is to secure the backup vault in a dedicated subscription (to save backups not at the same place ad the VM) but in that case the autodiscovery" feature does not work anymore.
    It would be great to be able to autodeploy agents on VM from other subscriptions

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  10. Enable backup support (or improve documentation) for Classic VM's in an Azure Virtual Network

    Creating a new (default config) Classic VM in an Azure Virtual Network (wth S2S VPN) do not current seem to be discoverable.

    Documentation is limited on this configuration and it seems one need to create another VM with a Proxy server to achieve this ?

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  11. Recovery Services: Restore Virtual Machines from Non-Premium Storage to Premium Storage

    Enable virtual machines backed up using standard storage via the recovery Services to be recovered to a premium storage account.

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  12. REST

    Azure Web Console allows to make backups of Virtual Machines. This is useful because a backup of a VM may be recovered later and used. Other activities related to the management of backups are useful tool. Here is a complete list of activities we would like to perform out of the Azure Web Console, by using REST based web services. These APIs do not exist at current, and would like to see in the near future:
    - Request backup of a VM and check completion status (pending, completed, error…)
    - List available backups of a VM
    - Delete a backup …

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  13. Restore VM in cloud services (and vnet) associated with affinity groups

    Is possible to suppress following limitation?

    "We only display cloud services and virtual networks that are not associated with any affinity groups in the restore instance details."

    ... detailed in http://bit.ly/22oHwfk

    3 votes
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  14. Status on VM Panel

    It should be great if you Provide classification on VM Panel whether VM is backed up or not so that user came to know from VM Panel whether VM is backed up or not.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Support restoring while retaining original VHD filenames

    Azure VM level backups rename the source vhd into a random filename. When we restore VM from backup, the new VM doesn't retain the original names. We have a use case where we would like to use RM templates to deploy replica dev/test environments from Prod backups. Currently that is not possible without a lot of coding to parse the backup xml file to identify which vhds are assigned to which LUNs. Is there a better way to implement this use case or is there a feature in planning to allow us to retain original filenames?

    9 votes
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  16. on-demand backup to keep a seperate copy, along with shceduled VM backup retention

    there should be an option to do on-demand backup as well, even though there is a scheduled backup of VM there. this would be helpful to recover the VM to desired state , even though corresponding scheduled VM backup is lost after retention period.

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  17. Snapshot backup at VHD level

    There is an option to take snapshot backup in AWS which will take VHD level backup like wise in Azure, there is no option to take root drive backup. It would be better if we have snapshot backup at VHD level (root drive), because it is really helpful when we plan for patching activity for Windows VMs

    9 votes
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  18. Coordinated Multi-VM Backups

    Multi-VM systems like SharePoint really need the same effect as Consistency Groups on a SAN. VMware (sorry, I forget the specific name of the tech) has the ability to take VSS-quiesced VM snapshots on multiple VMs in conjunction with a Consistency Group (LUN) snapshot on the SAN. This is an important foundation of their SRM product, since it provides app-consistent snapshots of all servers in the consistency group at the exact same point in time. If we can get multiple VMs VSS-quiesced at the same point in time, then that would be ideal. It would provide a compelling reason to…

    7 votes
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  19. Could you please let me know, if the vm is in affinity group can we add to recovery service and it will take a successful backup for VM

    Could you please let me know, if the vm is in affinity group can we add to recovery service and it will take a successful backup for VM ? Because this limitation is added in limitations?

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  20. Backup IaaS VMs and workloads in AWS to Azure backup

    Azure backup to support backing up AWS IaaS VMs and workloads to Azure Backup vault.

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