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  1. Longer Term Retention of Backups for Azure File Shares

    I have set up an Azure File Share and configured a daily backup. But the retention period for daily backup is only 120 days. I need a way to retain backups for a longer period of time for compliance and archival purposes. Quarterly backups would be fine. Is there a way I can backup a file share or a snapshot of a file share to regular Azure Backup with the availability of its longer retention periods?

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  2. Would love to see Azure Backup support for DNS zones

    Would be great to be able to backup and restore my DNS zones. As with the file shares preview, it needs to be able to detect un-backed-up zones easily and apply backup policy across all my zones (e.g. at RG or Subscription level). Need to be able to browse individual DNS records for restore (I might just need to restore one, not the whole zone)

    19 votes
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  3. Support for Azure file shares in storage accounts that have Virtual Networks or Firewall enabled.

    It is (now) not possible to use Azure Backup for storage accounts that limit connections through virtual networks or ip numbers.

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  4. Add restore point overview to file share backups in RSV

    When looking at a VM backup in a Recovery Services Vault there is an overview of the available restore points (see attached screenshot). I would like to have the same overview when looking at a file share backup in the RSV.

    9 votes
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  5. Azure File Share backup to different storage account and retention > 120 days

    Backup of Azure Files to a different storage account than on the one it already resides and use it for Long term Retention ( > 120)

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  6. Multiple backup jobs / screenshots per day automatically - File shares

    In our business we do shifts and need at least 2 backups per day for the same file shares automatically. having the option of 2 different times for the daily backup or create more than one backup job for the same files is needed.

    7 votes
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  7. Backup policy for fileshares

    Have policy similar to VM policies with retention of weekly and monthly backups

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  8. Show expiry time of file share backups in portal and PowerShell

    When creating a file share backup in the portal (see attached screenshot) or via PowerShell (with the cmdlet Backup-AzRecoveryServicesBackupItem and the parameter -ExpiryDateTimeUTC) a retention date is set. I would like to be able to view this date in the portal and with the PowerShell cmdlet Get-AzRecoveryServicesBackupRecoveryPoint.

    4 votes
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  9. Why should we need to migrate Exchange to Office 365?

    Are you looking for an Exchange migration tool to migrate Exchange mailboxes to Office 365? I’ll give you the solution in this article

    But before migration you must understand why to Office 365

    So here I’ll give you an idea about reasons for Exchange migration and which is the most preferred third party Exchange migration tool to perform migration

    Here are the few reasons why the companies try for Exchange migration to Office 365

    Low server maintenance cost
    It has the capacity to grow up with your business
    Supports to work with any device from anywhere
    Most simplified migration
    Most…

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  10. file share backup monitoring

    Currently Backup for Azure File shares doesn't send log to log analytics. For monitoring purpose backup of azure file share should be send logs to LA like azure vm backup do.

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  11. Restore to secondary region

    Currently Azure Backup supports to restoring only to same region, and if GRS vaults were to be selected, restore to the secondary region is allowed only after primary region becomes unavailable. (Please correct me if my understanding is incorrect)

    It would be good to be able to restore to the secondary region without the requirement the primary region becoming unavailable. This would save us from manually replicating some data (Azure Files especially) for DR purposes.

    3 votes
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  12. azure file backup reports

    Azure File Sync backups don't have any reliable reporting. Nothing is getting sent to LA for reports to even exist. Everything else in Azure has reporting, except Files. This is a critically needed feature, along with file backup notifications.

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  13. Allow Azure Files for Recovery Vault Move

    Suggestion: Allow Recovery Vault move with Azure Files. Currently Azure Recovery Vault Move with Azure files isn't supported: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-move-recovery-services-vault

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  14. Would need to see additional options for Weeky, Monthly and Yearly backups for Azure Files. Without this option we can’t use Azure Files.

    Additional options for Weekly, Monthly and Yearly backups for Azure Files. We wouldn’t be able to use Azure Files without this.

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  15. MBOX to Office 365

    If you want to choose easy and safe software to import MBOX to Office 365 file then you can try reliable software MBOX to Office 365 Converter.

    • The software which gives the best features to help convert MBOX to Office 365 files in less time.
    • You can also convert the corrupt or normal MBOX file and save data into various file format such as- PST, MSG, EML, PDF, HTML.
    • All users both application technical or non-technical can easily use this reliable software.
    • User can easily import MBOX file to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003,…

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  16. Azure Files Backup - Store Data in Recovery Services Vault

    Right now, Azure Files automates the snapshots for Azure Files within the Storage Account. But if you then delete the file share, the data is gone. It would be nice to see Azure Files snapshots get copied to the vault so you can restore your Azure Files even if your file share has been deleted.

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  17. MBOX Converter

    I suggest the reliable software to migrate MBOX to PST file so you should try effective KDETools software MBOX to PST Converter. This converter helps to Import the data in various file formats such as EML, EMLX, HTML, MSG. MBOX supports multiple email clients like including Apple Mail, Pocomail. Eudora, Spicebird, Entourage, Google takeout, Netscape, SeaMonkey, and many more. This software is very easy to use application for both technical or non-technical users. It supports all Windows versions like 10, 8, 7, XP.

    Read more: http://www.mboxmails.com/

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  18. More Snapshots and longer (non hack) retention times

    We need the ability to store daily snapshots for at least 10 years vs the current 200 snapshot limit. So at least 3650 snapshots need to be supported for this to be a good solution for the enterprise, a lot of us have Legal requirements for long term retention.

    Right now I have DPM set up in the Azure cloud to do this which is kind of silly. I've had to go from on Prem file storage to Azure Files, to a VM for the files to a DPM server to backup with retention. I'm paying for storing the same…

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  19. Automatically mount lvm partitions instead of manual intervention

    Currently, in azure backup process, if we want to do file recovery from logical volumes, we have to mount lvm's and then access files.

    Instead of manual intervention, i would vote to see automated mounts of those lvm's like in source backedup vm.

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  20. Export MBOX to PST

    There are many methods available but you should choose safe and secure reliable software to import MBOX to PST file format.

    • They are Support multiple MBOX files migrations at a time.
    • The advanced MBOX to PST converter can easily select bulk MBOX items to PST format the ‘Batch Conversion’ option.
    • It's very easy to use application for both technical and non-technical users can smartly use this application.
    • The tool is compatible with all MBOX email client applications such as by Netscape, Eudora, Entourage, Opera, Spicebird, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, SeaMonkey, and etc.

    Read more: https://www.kdetools.com/mbox-to-pst-converter.html

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