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Azure Backup

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  1. Support for SLES 15.3 using msawb-plugin-config-com-sap-hana

    Azure Backup pre-discovery script "msawb-plugin-config-com-sap-hana" needs to support SUSE Linux 15 SP3. I think its probably a script update and publsih back under the hyperlink:

    https://aka.ms/ScriptForPermsOnHANA?clcid=0x0409

    in the Discover DB's section of the 'Select Virtual Machines' screen.

    BR
    andrew

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  2. Improve Backup for On Premise Servers and Win Clients

    It would be great to be able to 'push' any needed software from the Azure portal to the on-premise servers and clients to be backed up. Way too many steps and really poor documentation for any on-premise scenarios. I understand the strategy to push everything to the cloud, but the support for on-premise devices doesn't provide a friendly way to entice clients. Even the "Windows Essential" client backup in server 2012 R2 is superior. I'm 'on the hunt' for centralized backup of on-premise resources and this isn't impressive.

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  3. Remove Add Feature from Associated Items blade in Azure Government

    Scenario: From Portal if user wants to add additional VM's to an existing Backup Policy, they can navigate to Associated Items. There is an add button that is greyed out.

    If users should instead add VM's by going to the Protected Items blade, this button should be removed from the blade to 1) Avoid confusion 2) Ensure the standard process for adding VM's to existing Backup policies is followed.

    Thank you in Advance

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  4. Backup folders and files from other volumes than C

    I am not able to backup files that are NOT on volume C. Reason for that might be, that those other volumes are exFAT? I don't know. They are not shown in the MARS dialog when picking files to be backed up.

    I would like to see a possibility to include other volumes for backup tasks. My current workaround is that I created symlinks on C that point to the other drives but that's imho too hacky. And could lead to issues when restoring things whatsoever.

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  5. www.microsoft365.com/setup

    Set up Microsoft 365 through microsoft365 com setup and use Microsoft apps such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, online storage, cloud-connected features, and more. If you have a Microsoft account associated with Outlook, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Skype, you can proceed with Microsoft 365 login.
    https://soft-365setup.com/

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  6. In MARS agent backup, Too often and too many files are skipped

    Therefore, I want the specifications to not be easily skipped.
    And if it is skipped, I would like you to make it clear, such as listing the accurate reason in the skipped list.
    Also, before backing up, I would like the specifications to show if there are any factors that are skipped.

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  7. backup on an on-premises server that has duplicates files and folders

    We request that MARS agent backup can be configured in each of the following 4 patterns

    • Duplicated folder using the replication tool by third-party products such as Arcserve Replication

    • Synchronized folder using robocopy

    • Folder in the duplicated volume by the storage replica

    • Volume in which DFS-R is enabled foleder exists

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  8. Backup Mensal no MARS

    Solicito a possibilidade de adicionar nos JOBS da ferramenta o recurso de JOB mensal, primeiro final de semana do mês e ultimo final de semana do mês.
    As configurações de JOB deveriam ser idênticas ao plano de retenção.

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  9. Dedupe client side data with data already backed up

    We require client side deduplication of data on the agent side against data that has already been backed up. The applications on our server dump a local backup file nightly which needs to be backed up offsite. Without this the agent would transfer the entire large dump file as it is a new file every day but contents are almost all the same as previous days.

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  10. office setup

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  11. Allow multiple retention policies for different folders

    You can only have one retention policy per server. I want to have a different backup job for a specific folder, that does not need daily backups and apply a different retention policy to it. This is not possible currently.

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  12. Critical missing Features need to be added

    Hi,

    There is few points im not sure how a big company like Microsoft missed to add it or ignoring adding them, which any basic backup software can do.

    1. Percentage of job completion should be added while backup job is running to have at least idea how long it will take or time estimation.

    2. if backup to Azure enabled, this data in Azure storage should be accessible in cloud like restoring the VM in cloud. if i m backing up 10 TB of data and i had a server crashed, its not connvinent to wait 1 year until i re…

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  13. Stop the HANA DB log backup from recovery services vault.

    Hi Team,

    We are using azure backup to protect the HANA DB and when we stop the DB backup from vault it only stop the full scheduled backup not the log backup and due to this we get the log backup failure alerts when we bring down the DB. Could anyone suggest how we could stop the DB full backup along with Log backup so that we won't get the Log backup failure alerts.

    Thanks.

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  14. A disappointing solution

    Original French version as a result:

    I've been working with the Azure backup server solution since November 2019. Despite the fact that I opened several tickets and lost a lot of hours of work, we never had a fully successful backup schedule. It's a shame, because the solution still costs us expensive in cloud storage. But we have the impression that every time a Technician at Microsoft plugs in, he improvises and tries registry keys and other patents.

    For us, this solution is very disappointing and does not meet the quality standard that Microsoft should require of their solutions. Thank…

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  15. http://aka.ms/MarsUnselectVolume link does not go anywhere

    When selecting items to backup, the dialog box provides a (non-clickable) link to https://aka.ms/MarsUnselectVolume to "learn about the implications of not using Exclusion Settings for removing all items in a volume. This link resolves to a generic Microsoft page.

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  16. Make bandwidth throttling a universal setting

    We can currently set bandwidth limits at each server we backup through the agent. It would be extremely helpful if we could set the limits through the portal, either universally (as in Azure backups consume that ammount of bandwidth as a whole service and distributes it evenly between active backups), or individually for each server but through a policy, so we do not have to login to each server and change the settings from the agent installed locally.

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  17. Backup a Replicated machine and be able to restore files.

    Having servers under the replicated items should mean the entire server is there. Can't this be archived or have a snapshot that turns this into a backup that can have file restore and server restore features performed at certain intervals like hourly, daily, weekly, monthly such as a normal backup? This should replace MABS since it is much more streamlined anyway.

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  18. Fix SFC

    Please could you fix "sfc.exe" or remove the "sfc /verifyonly" from the MARS backup process? Currently on all versions of Windows tested (Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows Server 2019) this command generates 4000+ files per execution in "C:\Windows\WinSxS\Temp*" which results in continually slower backups as these files are generated and never deleted. Furthermore all of the clean up processes regarding these folders that are documented in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/clean-up-the-winsxs-folder do not work out of the box, the only processes we have found that can clean up thse files can be found at https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/cbeea1a1-77da-4e0e-a357-f36be1a60f16/when-to-the-files-in-cwindowswinsxstemppendingrenames-get-processed , which in summation is effectively install…

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  19. Can we get powershell commands to retrieve failed status of Azure file and folder backup so that we can automate it for our monthly report

    Can we get powershell commands to retrieve failed status of Azure file and folder backups on VM's so that we can automate it for our monthly audit reports similar to VM backup failure status

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  20. Specify alert mail for Recovery Services vault Data deletion

    Currently, when we delete Azure Backup data in Recovery Services vault, the alert Email will be received within the subscription range.
    We want to specify this Email address. Because we can specify alert Email address, Email will not be sent to unrelated accounts on subscription.
    And we can avoid the impact of sending information to accounts that don’t need alert emails due to security issues.

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