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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Inconsistent experience when a user selects the backup goal

    Current Azure backup configuration doesn't show an option to take files and folder & system state backup when a user selects the backup goal (workload running in) Azure. if user changes workload running option to on-premises, he can then see more options. which basically creates a confusion and some customers feel that they cant take files,folder and system state backup for Azure VM. please improve this experience and make it consistent when user selects either Azure or On-Premises

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  4. 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

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  5. 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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  6. 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?

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  7. 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…

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  8. 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…

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  9. To modify the schedule to transfer data to vault

    When taking snapshot completed, we would like to modify the schedule to transfer data to vault.

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  10. A situation where the Recovery Services container failover to GRS storage

    The following User Interfaces are required.

    · Implement the UI to check the actual operation.
    · Implement a demonstration UI.

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  11. Automatic polling for "Backup Pre-Check" status

    In current, "Backup Pre-Check" will run in advance when IaaS VM backup is triggered.
    Also, the "Backup Pre-Check" status will not be modified until the next backup job.

    I think that remaining the former precheck status will cause some kind of confuse.
    Thus, I hope a feature that automatic polling for "Backup Pre-Check" status will be implemented.

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  12. How can we backup machines created on new portal

    The backup vault or Recovery services is only available on the classic portal. Furthemore there is no way to create backup vault and register machines created using the new portal (preview)

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  13. 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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  14. Restore VM via recovery point in one click

    Very similar to a point-in-time recovery

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  15. 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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  16. New-AzureRmRecoveryServicesBackupProtectionPolicy

    The Cmdlet "New-AzureRmRecoveryServicesBackupProtectionPolicy" used to create a Backup Protection Policy, does not have an option to select the Time Zone. As of now the only workaround is to Run the Powershell commands, create the required Items and then update the Time Zone (which is blank) to the Correct One.

    This is also detailed out at https://davidfleming.org/2018/03/30/azure-backup-a-walkthrough/.

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  17. Install VM Agent when registering a VM for new VM Level Backup Feature

    Since VM Agent is required for the new VM Level Backup feature to work, the recovery services register wizard should either provide a hyperlink to a TechNet article on how to manually install the VM Agent, or it should run the powershell command to set ProvisionGuestAgent value to true using Powershell or a REST call.

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  18. Azure Backup completion ETA

    Currently Azure does not show the ETA for backup completion, it only shows time elapsed. It would be rally helpful to have it shown in the RSV

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  19. Need email notification for the error code 'UserErrorBackupOperationInProgress’

    Need email notification for the error code 'UserErrorBackupOperationInProgress’. At a premier customer where they have many VMs protected, we have this error due to a previous job that ran ~32 Hrs. As there was no email notification for this failure, customer did not notice the long running backups of ~32 hrs. Another instance had a delayed backup trigger and so the next scheduled instance failed with 'UserErrorBackupOperationInProgress’. So, customer wants to really get notifications of all failures as they are blind sided of these delayed backup triggers and long running backups

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  20. Remove old backups from retention after server deletion

    After VNET migration from classic to ARM (new backup required on migrated server )or when server is deleted all backups for the server are stored in the vault. Over time, we don't want to be retaining daily\weekly backups of all these servers. Ideally there would be a way for the retention in the policy to continue after the server is removed so that we end up with monthly\yearly backups. Not having a way to remove latest snapshots creates huge overhead of unnecessary backup data.

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