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  1. 28 votes
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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Setting a storage redundant type by Azure Resource Manager template

    Currently we can change storage redundant type by using Azure portal, PowerShell or Azure CLI once we create Recovery Services Vault. Some customers usually deploy resources using ARM template, so they would like to set LRS as backup configuration by template as well. It would be great if we can set storage redundant type by template as we deploy Recovery Services Vault.

    22 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Enable SQL database backup in MARS

    Enable SQL database backup in MARS.

    We would like to use MARS also to backup SQL databases.
    Now we have to use DPM/MABS and that is overkill for only the backup.

    We have around 180 servers with SQL databases spread over the world. And installing DPM on all these sites is overkill.

    So we like to have the option to use MARS also for SQL database backup.

    121 votes
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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Make It Easier to Add Exclusions

    Suppose I was backing up drives C:, D:, E: and F: and I wanted to add exclusions for file types *.flv, *.mov, *.mp3, *.pst* and *.tmp. In the job configuration I have to manually add:
    C: - *.flv
    C: - *.mov
    C: - *.mp3
    C: - *.pst
    C: - *.tmp
    D: - *.flv
    D: - *.mov
    D: - *.mp3
    D: - *.pst
    D: - *.tmp
    E: - *.flv
    etc. etc.
    F: - *.tmp

    Please add the option for global excludes across all drives!

    51 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add support for storage tiering in Azure backup

    Add support for some kind of storage tier in Azure Backup that moves older snapshot/backup copies from hot to cold storage.

    39 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Backup as a service for Azure Stack (a.k.a Backup resource provider)

    We waited for a backup plugin for Windows Azure Pack, which never came. As a hosting service provider and a large enterprise with dfferent departments to cater, being able to provide backup as a service is key. Please bring this resource provider with GA of Azure stack please!

    192 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Azure Stack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow Pausing of Azure Backup

    Pausing a large backup, particularly the initial Online backup, would have saved me 4-5 days vs. starting from scratch. Additionally, you can't throttle bandwidth while a backup is running. Pausing would should also allow a change in throttling.

    91 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 67 votes
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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Backup for O365

    I Like to see Longtime protection in Azure Backup or System Center Data Protection Manager for Office 365 Exchange, Sharepoint services. Because today you have to buy a third party solution. There are a lot of Educational institutes around the world in the free edition of Office365 on the Campus Agreement, but backup, restore services of Office 365 is a must have. Think about backup and restore mailboxes, teamsites of Sharepoint etc. Best Regards, James

    1,684 votes
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    under review  ·  86 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Segregation of Duties / Restrict ability to DELETE Backup Vault

    In our main Azure instance we are backing up our on Prem VMs and our Cloud VMs. The concern is the Domain Admins have the ability to delete ALL our VMs both on Prem and in the Cloud and then proceed to delete the Azure Vault. We would like the ability to granularly control permission so that a user does not have the capability to Delete a Backup Vault. This doesn't appear to be a level control we can find within Azure without moving to a new Azure instance which adds other complications

    13 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Security and Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. backup

    I tested Azure a year ago and was very disappointed because your tutorials were never up-to-date and the portal was slow.

    So I return after a year and altough the portal is a little bit quicker, the tutorials are still laughable and the instructions never line up with what I see in the portal.

    I've spent an hour trying to find the Azure Online Backup feature, it should be in "Recovery Services" but of course there's no such thing in the portal I see at least. And this Windows Azure Online Backup Agent that you're talking about is nowhere to…

    8 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Backup the Azure Virtual Machine to different region's Vault

    I want to save the cost of backup, and want to save from the disaster.

    I want to backup my Azure Virtual Machines on West Japan region
    to Azure Backup Vault on East Japan region.
    and set the Azure Backup Vault's configure replication to LRS.

    10 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. ExpressRoute and Azure Backup

    Azure ExpressRoute enables me to send large amounts of data to the Azure datacenter over a private, secure, reliable and low-latency circuit. I want the ability to send my backup data over an ExpressRoute circuit

    45 votes
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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Integrate Azure Backup with Group Policy

    We have Azure Backup (MARS) deployed to 150+ servers across the globe and we would like to see a mechanism whereby we can make a global change across all servers e.g. Group Policy.

    For example, we now need to add a file exclusion to every job on the 150+ servers and as far as I'm aware this means connecting to each server individually and making the change.

    26 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Enable the labelling of Azure backup/restore points

    Allow users to label their Azure backups or restore points such that users can easily identify their backups and revert to restore points when needed

    16 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Azure Backup + on prem Network Security Group (NSG)

    One issue I ran into when trying to setup our backups using Recover Services Vault was connection back to the service. If we have outbound security rules for our Network Security Group, we would have to white list all of the Azure IP addresses. This was a crazy long list that we would then have to maintain. The second option was to setup a proxy, which would cost money because that would be a second machine that would have to be running. I thought it might be nice if Azure created a tag for Azure services like the ones for…

    26 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Security and Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. In cases of an Ad-Hoc backup (versus a scheduled one) - I would like to type in a description of why the ad-hoc was taken

    I use Azure recovery extensively for lab testing. Having a simple label associated with ad-hoc backup would be very useful.

    2 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Status on VM Panel

    It should be great if you Provide classification on VM Panel whether VM is backed up or not so that user came to know from VM Panel whether VM is backed up or not.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Support restoring while retaining original VHD filenames

    Azure VM level backups rename the source vhd into a random filename. When we restore VM from backup, the new VM doesn't retain the original names. We have a use case where we would like to use RM templates to deploy replica dev/test environments from Prod backups. Currently that is not possible without a lot of coding to parse the backup xml file to identify which vhds are assigned to which LUNs. Is there a better way to implement this use case or is there a feature in planning to allow us to retain original filenames?

    9 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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