Azure Backup

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  1. move or target backups to a new vault without having to delete all recovery points

    We should have the ability to move backup recovery points between vaults or at least target them to a new vault without having to delete all existing recovery points. Right now if we want future backups to go to a new vault (many reasons, for example Power BI reporting) we have to delete all existing recovery point history for that VM, go for a period of time with no backups, and then set it up again. We should be able to retain existing recovery points while using a new vault and building up history.

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  2. Comments tab on the protected Items page

    We have a situation where we are looking at backing up servers from multiple schools.

    The problem is most our schools servers are all called the same, for example "schserv01"

    When installing the backup agent and it is then registered and protected in Azure, we have multiple servers all showing up with the same name "schserv01" Now we do not know which one is for which school...

    We can't rename the server, So would it be possible to have a comments section on the protected items page within the portal, that way we could comment which each server is. Better…

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  3. SCOM Management Pack for Microsoft Azure Backup Server

    As far as I can tell there is no way to monitor Microsoft Azure Backup Server from SCOM, as there is no "Central Console" that can be installed on the SCOM management server

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  4. Intelligence pack for Operational Insights (monitoring of the backup)

    We would like to have an Intelligence Pack for Azure Backup for Azure Operational Insights so we could centralise the monitoring with Azure Operational Insights.

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  5. Recovery Services Vault integration with Azure Key Vault

    It would be very useful to be able to manage Certificates through Azure Key Vault.
    AKV may become the comprehensive key/certificate vault, so that no risks of losing cypher certificates will occur.

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  6. to add the option to schedule different backup jobs on the same Azure backup agent.

    Currently Azure backup can only schedule one backup job on an on-premises server. In Situation where end users need different backup schedules for different files and folders, there is no option, please look into it and add the option.

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  7. New OMS solutions for Backup and Site Recovery

    New OMS solutions for DPM, Azure Backup Server, Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery, supporting ARM and bringing more data.

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  8. Request to disclose information on a fault status on azure backup

    Currently there is no place we can check health of Azure Backup Service status or status history. It is better to know these information because we can decide that we just need to wait for Azure Service side fix or need any troubleshoot.

    I know there is "Azure Status" web site, but it shows only big impact issue and not providing small issue like Azure Portal display or extension issue. We hit many cases which were caused by Azure service side issue (Azure Portal, extension and so on) which were not disclose on Azure Status web site. If there is…

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  9. Allow Merge/Migration After Domain/Server Rename

    We've just gone through a local domain rename. Unfortunately, this meant we needed to reconfigure the Azure Backup Agents and create new backups on all of our servers. The upshot of this was that we had duplicated full backups that we could not merge together afterwards.

    This caused an enormous increase in our monthly spend (basically doubled storage required for backup). It would be great if we could migrate existing backups or merge them into the new ones to maintain history, instead of the only options being to either delete them or pay double until one full retention period had…

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  10. Ability to name a backup job

    I would like to name my backup in the client and have it appear in the portal.

    Example: I'm backing up a specific folder(s) of D:\ not the whole drive. The entry in the portal could make others (or myself at a later date) believe D:\ is being backed up.

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  11. Backup WebApp

    Hi Team, the WebApp backup is now provided into the PaaS area but this is not useful for central management and to keep under control costs and usage.

    I think that is much better integrate the WebApp backup into Azure Backup Vault.

    Thanks
    S

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  12. Add Azure Backup Tray icon to allow pausing, throttling, progress indication, ...

    Simple tray icon indicating current backup status/progress, allowing pausing of the backup, switching throttling profiles, etc. would be "nice" (at least a step towards current state of competitive cloud backup solutions).

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  13. Ability to Enable Permenant Retention for "Legal Hold"

    Need a dedicated button or policy to manage backups during "Legal Hold". This should change the retention policy to retain the restore points indefinitely similar to option in O365.

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  14. Completely Subscription Snapshot for quickly restore

    It would be very useful to have a completely "Subscription Snapshot" (Ressources, Services, Data, RBAC, etc.) as Backup

    Our Use case = moving productiv Subscription to another AAD-Tennant in an enterprise quartalsdowntime, knowing that permissions and certificates etc will brake. Need quickly rollback to old state if new assignments etc are not ready for production but DT is nearly over.

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  15. Get number of instance from Azure Portal

    Now we don't have the way to check the current instance from the portal. it would be better if we could check it from the recovery services section right necxt to backup data size area.

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  16. Azure Backup Computer Description instead of Computer Nname (hostname)

    In Azure Backup > Protected Items > Backup items > File-Folders, instead of showing column "Protected Server" which is just the "computer names" (hostnames), it would be much more useful to show "computer description".

    This would greatly help admins to identify the machine.

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  17. create a way to trigger message by mail for testing purpose in azure backup

    I would like to have a button for triggering a test mail for mailadresses put in the box which are receivers of mails for failure, information and warning.

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  18. Add end-time of a job in job-list / add duration in job details

    It is good to see the time which a job consumed for several jobs at once, but please add "end-time" as a column in the job-list. The end-time is only listed in the details of a job. In the details, the duration is missing.

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  19. How to merge multiple PST files into Single PST file - Easily and Accurately

    I would like to suggest the best third-party software to merge PST files which is Shoviv PST Merge Software. The software is integrated with the intelligent scanning algorithms that allow you to merge an unlimited number of PST files into a single PST file in a short period. This utility merges various MS outlook contacts, outlook emails, and outlook calendars into one PST file with great ease. Different options are there to combine two or more than two PST files like merge, join and merge contacts folder, and software also preserve the meta properties of emails. It supports all MS…

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  20. Make classic vault backup available on new portal (reseller perspective)

    The issue I have experienced is as a CSP we have issued out an azure subscription solely for the purpose of Azure backups. The end user only has a DC (no VM'S etc...) which Azure backups cant be installed on.
    The Azure subscription can only be used on the latest portal.
    On the old portal Classic vault was available and worked on a DC, but due to the subscription not being available on the old portal, it cant be used.
    Currently there is no work around for this... the end user has to purchase the subscription from Microsoft.

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