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  1. 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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  2. Add Retry to Backup process

    While doing backup on protected items, we saw an inconsistent backup of VMs. We use Recovery Service -> Backup Vault. In case of failure , there is no retry for taking backups. And there is no new notification features available to administrator which can help us to understand that there is a failure. If notified in right time, administrator can go and invoke backup manually.

    7 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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…

    7 votes
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  5. 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…

    7 votes
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  6. 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.

    7 votes
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  7. 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).

    5 votes
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  8. 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.

    4 votes
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  9. 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.

    4 votes
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  10. 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.

    4 votes
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  11. 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.

    4 votes
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  12. 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.

    4 votes
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  13. 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.

    4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    3 votes
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  16. catch up missed backups

    I would love to backup Clients with azure Backup, too. But we Need a Option to catch up missed data protection Jobs.

    So if a Client is not running while one or more Jobs are scheduled, the Option schould trigger one backup after beeing on again.

    Thanks, Martin

    3 votes
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  17. Azure Backup succesful backup email notification

    Azure Backup successful backup email notification.

    3 votes
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  18. add metrics like capacity to back up like in Azure Storage

    when we back up servers we need to notify about exceeding capacity

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  19. Modify MARS agent back job properties directly from Azure portal.

    I'd be great to modify backup job details direclty from Azure Portal. Imagine having a server that is backing up D: volume. In order to change the volume from D: to C: I have to login locally to the server and do the change. Having a possibility of this change from Azure Portal would speed up the change.

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  20. When enabling replication, add option to put objects in new Resource Group + Create new

    From my perspective it would be nice to have the ability to select the post-failover Resource Group when i'm enabling replication. And also able to create a new Resource Group in this step.

    Right now it will, if you don't manually create a resource group, and change it before test-failover/failover, put the objects in one big resource group. It will be a mess.

    Furthermore, when editing the VM after replication, before test-failover and failover, it would be nice to be able to create a new resource group. Not only select ones already created (Like everywhere else in Azure)

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