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  1. Solve that Azure Backup agent resets the online retention policy to default

    We have found that for some reason when the Azure Backup agent doesn’t agree with our settings for backup times/recovery points, the settings are reset to their default values.
    When we set these backup times, it reverts to the default schedule without any warning. You’ll find out about this the next time you change the protection group.

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  2. Present retention weeks/months/years in Azure Recovery Services Agent dashboard/startpage (wabadmin.msc)

    Currently only days are presented, which is misleading.. See attached file.

    Small things matter, this minor improvement would be nice :)

    2 votes
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  3. 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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  4. powershell

    Enable execution of Azure Automation runbooks as pre and post scripts, possibly as an option within Backup Policy

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  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. Protect only the definitions of a SQL database

    If you have one or more big databases and only need the definitions to be backuped (because the data is filled from other databases which are yet protected), then you could save a lot of storage space - and time.

    3 votes
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  7. Option for IaaS restore of VM to not automatically start

    Currently, a restore VM will start automatically, which will cause the restored data to change since applications / jobs will run. And it can cause conflicts if that system tries to interact with other systems.

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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Bug: Typo on Backup Vault configuration page

    There is a typo on the Backup Vault -> Configure page for the storage replication's tool-tip, where it says: "The Geo-Redundant option maintains 3 copies of your data locally and 3 copties in a secondary storage region." As you can see the copies is misspelled the second time as "copties".

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  10. Recover IaaS VM back to on premise

    For regulatory reasons we need access to historic backups. If for any reason we move away from Azure I need to know I can still access them so I would like to be given the option to recover the VM to an on premise location.

    4 votes
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  11. 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.

    8 votes
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  12. 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.

    2 votes
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  13. Backup to on-premises storage

    We'd like to see the option of being able to back up data from Azure to On-Premises data stores - long term data. Short term would be nice as well, but would of course require a lot of bandwidth.

    6 votes
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  14. Install VM Agent when registering a VM for new VM Level Backup Feature

    Since VM Agent is required for the new VM Level Backup feature to work, the recovery services register wizard should either provide a hyperlink to a TechNet article on how to manually install the VM Agent, or it should run the powershell command to set ProvisionGuestAgent value to true using Powershell or a REST call.

    5 votes
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  15. "Agent Version" Column at "Registered items" list in Azure portal web sites.

    I want to manage Azure Backup Agent Version of All Registered items in azure portal web sites.
    If the "Registered items" list have the "Agent Version" column, I can verify all agent version of our servers, and can update older agents.

    Scenario : Azure Backup start new price from 4/1/2015.
    and, the Azure Backup Agent version for new price need "2.0.8704.0".
    I need to find older Azure Backup Agent, and update it.

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  16. Formal workaround for standalone 'server' Backup Vault name collisions.

    I want to backup files from lots of standalone (non-domain) Windows 2008+ servers and Windows 7 workstations distributed across many independent sites to a single subscription within our EA Azure, however there are too many identically named computers names to put one in each of the maximum 25 Backup Vaults in a single subscription. Spreading them across multiple subscriptions will make the overall management in Azure too difficult. It is not logistically or culturally feasible to fix this problem by neatly renaming the computers to have new unique names.

    I see two potential solutions:

    1) Getting these computers to talk…

    2 votes
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  17. Disable Azure Backup at Narrow Network bandwitdh

    I want to disable Azure Backup at narrow network bandwidth,
    and enable it at width network bandwidth.
    Narrow = under 1 Gbps, like 3G, 4G, ...
    Wide = over 1 Gbps. like Wi-Fi, ...

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  18. Restore client software for restore files to other computer by non-administrator.

    I want the Restore client software for restore files from Azure Backup Storage to other computer by non-administrator.
    "other computer" mean computers other than Azure Backup's computers.
    "non-administrator" mean users without target computer's administrator premissions.
    Duaring a disaster, We want to restore files from Azure Backup's storage by non-administrator user without installing Azure Backup Agent to target computer.

    4 votes
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  19. Disable Azure Backup at "Public" Network Category of Network Profile.

    I want to enable Azure Backup at "Private" network category's network profile internet connection.
    and want to disable it at "Public" network category.

    Private = my organization's Wi-Fi, network.
    Public = mobile like at airport's Wi-Fi, like at Coffee shop through my smartphone.

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  20. Deduplication/difference upload based on stored image

    It would be great to have an option to upload a system image and have the backup client only upload the difference between the local system and an image stored in Azure.

    7 votes
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