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  1. Even with encrypted VM, VM can be restored by "Replace Disk".

    Currently, encrypted VMs are not eligible for "Replace Disk" as described in the following public information.

    Title: Restore Azure VMs
    Address: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-arm-restore-vms
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    Replace existing is supported for unmanaged managed VMs. It is not supported for unmanaged disks, generalized VMs, or for VMs created using custom images.
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    From the security point of view as well, it is possible that the number of encrypted VMs will increase in the future, so there is a need for an easier recovery method.

    Currently, encrypted VMs can only be restored from "disk restores". We should also implement VM restoration with "disk replacement" of…

    25 votes
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  2. Changing the managed disk name at the time of restore

    Please add the capability of changing the managed disk name.
    Fixed name makes it difficult to manage.

    40 votes
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  3. [Azure Backup] Want to specify Backup Schedule Policy of Azure VM Backup at "local time" using Azure PowerShell

    At present, backup schedule of backup policy using Azure PowerShell, we need to specify the "time", "time zone" in UTC.

    Therefore, please add the function to be able to specify the "local time" (UTC + N) using Azure PowerShell.

    29 votes
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  4. Restore managed disk VMs without Storage Account for staging

    Currently, we should specify the Storage Account for staging purpose to restore the VMs with managed disk.
    But the advantage of the managed disk is that we don't have to inform and control storage account permissions for the end users. The required RBAC permission for this operation is Storage Account Contributor which means the restore operator can perform anything for the storage account.
    This prevents the customer from being free from Storage Account management.

    22 votes
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  5. I would like to request to add column "Backup Size" as per attached document in the Azure VM Backup Job dashboard in the Azure portal.

    I would like to request to add column "Backup Size" as per attached document in the Azure VM Backup Job dashboard in the Azure portal.

    3 votes
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  6. View backup size per IaaS VM

    Currently it is only possible to see the total size of the backups in the vault.
    It would be good if we could easily see the total size of the backup data for each IaaS VM as it would give a better picture for the backup costs, which if needed will allows to change the backup policy for a VM accordingly when needed.

    15 votes
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  7. supported disk size still shows as 1 TB in portal

    while azure supports upto 4 TB, we are seeing limit as 1 TB in portal. This needs to be fixed

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  8. Option to delete specific recovery points

    Add an option to delete individual recovery points. Alternatively if that is not possible add option to continue purging old backups according to the backup policy after server has been deleted\renamed\migrated (VNET migration).

    16 votes
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  9. multiple backups per VM per day

    You have GOT to be kidding me, you can ONLY backup an Azure VM ONCE a day?! What the heck Microsoft?! We MUST have the option to backup a VM as MANY TIMES A DAY as we choose. We are paying for the backup, the storage, and the VM so why do you guys prevent this? I feel like I am dealing with a new company in the 90's but no, its Microsoft the biggest bunch of backwards thinking company there is. This is why I go open source, only MS for clients. Because of this backwards design, my client…

    12 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Azure Virtual Machine scale sets Instances should and Azure Backup service

    If scale sets are used by in Azure IAAS, it should be supported to back up its instances or single instance at least through Azure Backup service in same or other regions in a recovery vault.

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  12. 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

    4 votes
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  13. 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

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

    3 votes
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  15. Allow greater than daily backup of Azure Virtual Machine

    The daily limitation of Azure Virtual Machine backups is very restrictive. It makes it difficult to meet any reasonable RPO from a backup strategy.

    Even if our RPO is 24 hours, that means we have to have 100% backup success in order to maintain SLA.

    Being able to back up more frequently would allow better RPO or greater achievement of SLA with managed risk of failed backups.

    I really want to avoid using the in-VM agent to complete this task as it doesn't scale which is the whole point of using Azure Backup!

    15 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Unlock VMs Prior to Initiating Backups via Recovery Services Vault Job

    If you lock a resource group containing VMs as ReadOnly, VMs in that resource group will fail to backup because they are locked.

    Please provide an option to bypass ReadOnly locks for recovery services backup jobs.

    30 votes
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  19. Exclude Disks from VM Backup

    Currently it's not possible to exclude Disks from a Hyper-V VM backup. (except using the Exclude Pagefile Disk workaround) to exclude single disks from the backup.

    The possibility to exclude disks from a hyper-v vm backup would be a great improvement in case you've really large fileservers or other workloads where another backup mechanism is in place or you simply dont want a backup because of temp data etc.

    267 votes
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  20. 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.

    7 votes
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