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  1. 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

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  2. Ability to execute custom pre & post scripts as part of a Recovery Services backup snapshot

    Provide functionality for Recovery Services to execute Pre and Post scripts during a backup snapshot. This could allow applications and databases to be consistently quiesced on non-VSS enabled operating systems like Linux. Perhaps this could be built into the WAAgent Backup Extension and provide accompanying templates scripts to guide users through the process.

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  3. 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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  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.

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  5. 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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  6. Backup SharePoint Workloads running in Azure IaaS

    Having the ability to backup and restore SharePoint Server workloads (2010/2016/2019), to the item level, in Azure backup like you can in DPM and AzureBackup Server on-prem.

    The goal would be to have SharePoint workloads backed up using server less infrastructure.

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  7. 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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  8. Azure Recover Service

    I am currently testing the Recover Service to backup Azure based servers and have discovered that the agent has a requirement for the server to not have FIPS encryption setting turned on (HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FIPSAlgorithmPolicy\Enabled = 1)

    Turning this off reduces the security posture of the server and goes against our standard and security team requirements. Considering this is a show stopper for us is there any consideration to changing the requirement for FIPS to be turned off?

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  9. Azure VM Level Backup - Shut Down original VM before starting up restored VM

    Azure VM Level Backups (announced March 26th, 2015) include a restore step that starts a VM with the same computer name on the network as the original VM. I recommend adding a checkbox that prompts the user whether they want the original VM shut down or turned off, as this would avoid having two computers on the network with the same computer name. Or in a batch environment, you would not want a batch to be fired off on two systems as this could contaminate data.

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  10. 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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  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. Replace existing

    A common scenario is to restore a VM and replace the existing disk. However, this is only possible with unencrypted managed disks and mine are all encrypted.

    Would be great to have this option available for encrypted disks also if possible.

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  13. Adding both major and minor versions to the VMsnapshot extension, so we can query based on full version not just the major number.

    Given the following command we can see may different versions listed that are available to installed.
    $ az vm extension image list --query '[*].[name, publisher, version]' --output table | sort -u | grep -i snapshot
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.30.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.33.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.34.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.36.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.37.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.38.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.39.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.40.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.42.0
    VMSnapshot Microsoft.Azure.RecoveryServices 1.0.43.0

    For a given VM, the one below if from a sandbox account, I cannot find a way to get the minor release installed. The 'typeHandlerVersion': '1.0', only shows the major version.

    $ az vm extension…

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Identify Backup Jobs for VMs with the same name in the same Recovery Services vault

    If you have two VMs in the same subscription with the same name (in different Resource Groups), and you associate both to the same Recovery Services vault:

    - You can identify each one in the Backup Items list, since it tells you the Resource Group name.
    - You can not identify which Backup Job corresponds to which VM, since it only tells you the name of the VM.

    I tried obtaining the Backup Job data using Azure CLI, but even then, I only can see the "Entity Friendly Name" of the VM.

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  18. 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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  19. Ability to perform pre-post check in Windows Azure IaaS VM Backups

    There should be an option of performing Pre-Post jobs in Azure IaaS VM Windows Backup where one can define scripts which will perform some desired actions inside VM.

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  20. Information on how RSV backup Azure SQL database & TL in Iaas Azure VM's SQL Dbs & TLs (hourly) when VMs are actually STOP?

    RVS SQL in Azure VM:
    - To be able to find out duration of snapshot, and duration of sending to vault.
    - In Full and differential backup in last 7 days view, to be able to click on Full backup and see all the backup history.

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