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  1. 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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  2. Allow for editing a MARS backup schedule from the Azure Portal

    At present it is not possible to edit a backup schedule of a MARS-protected server from the Azure Portal - it must be done on-premise. This is not ideal for a number of reasons, chiefly that either remote or physical access is required in order to edit something as simple as a backup schedule or which folders are protected.

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  3. Recovery Services vault services not sent any alert to user when MARS agent server is down or not reachable

    Customer not receiving alerts when backup is not available when Server is down or not reachable. No alerts sent to user where MARS agent registered with vault and suddenly backup stopped working since 10 days and customer come to know server is also down. We don't have information why backup is not triggered.

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  4. Separate backup jobs within MARS Agent

    Separate backup jobs within MARS Agent. Currently, there is only one backup job that can be created within the MARS Agent. We should have the ability to create several different jobs with various schedules and data sets to back up. Not all data can be backed up at the same time. It would also make it a bit easier to restore as in not having to mount the VHDX file that stores all the data sets backed up.

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  5. Update MARS agent system state backup process

    Please update step by step process, what happens in backend when perform system state backup. Its confusing when see system state backup showing as local backup

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  6. Selectively delete backups, and choice to delete backups without 14 days retention

    There are instances whereby we want a complete/selective deletion of backup data without the 14 days retention policy. Currently, when I choose to backup a particular folder on my server using the MARS agent, and decide that I want a complete wipe of that data from Azure, I have to stop the backup policy and wait for 14 days for total deletion. In-between these 14 days, I'm stuck without an option to backup to Azure if I require a clean slate.

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  7. Azure VPN gateway should support MARS agent backup

    Currently, Azure VPN gateway only support IaaS service, like Azure VM. We hope Azure VPN gateway can support MARS agent backup.

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  8. Require a Security PIN to Reduce any retention settings.

    Require a Security PIN to reduce any retention ranges. In certain cyber attack scenarios where Ransomware infects a server, a cyber attacker could penetrate the environment, and open the Azure Backup MARS software and edit the retention range down to 7 day minimum. The attacker could then encrypt portions of the network, and initiate backups to overwrite and purge good data. Over holidays such as Christmas, 7 days might not be enough time to realize a breach has occured.
    Currently AzureBackup is a fantastic protection against Ransomware, however we have seen Human hackers enter the network and seek out backup…

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  9. Add MAB (MARS) support to Get-AzRecoveryServicesBackupJob

    "Get Jobs cmdlet doesn't support MAB workloads. Even though the APIs support it, but the PowerShell module only supports AzureVM, AzureFiles, and AzureWorkload today."

    Please add support.

    https://github.com/Azure/azure-powershell/issues/9263

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  10. When there is a problem with the backup target file, skip and backup other files. Also, please implement a detailed log that can be confirme

    Normally, files locked by other applications are skipped, backups are taken, and skipped files are written in the log.
    However, other than the above cases (such as file corruption), the backup job stuck and an Issue occurred that the backup did not end. (In this case it was Active for over a week)
    If backup does not progress due to file check etc. for a certain period of time, please skip the backup of the corresponding file, and please implement "detailed log" is kept as to "which file" and "reason".
    Also, since skipped files can currently only be checked on…

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  11. Forecast on Selected Items To Backup in the Schedule Backup Wizard

    Hi Azure Microsoft Team

    Highly appreciate if you can calculate or forecast the amount of storage size on the selected items to backup in the Schedule Backup Wizard Interface so that we can determine the file size storage are being backup rather than after the backup job success.

    It will be another awesome feature to be added.

    Thank you

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  12. mars file share

    Enable backup of file-shares (UNC) for MARS Backup Agent

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  13. It would be nice to have more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running.

    Having more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running would be helpful, especially when the initial backup is running and all it tells you is that the metadata is being updated. A progress window with more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running would be nice so we admins can know that it is actually progressing and not hung up.

    Also, adding a utility to the MARS GUI to unmount the VHDs that are created during the backup would help. Sometimes Azure gets hung up and you have…

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  14. "MARS Agent backup time reduction performance"

    MARS Agent backup time is delayed There are many problems. Many of the causes are processing time before data transfer. I think This can be a take snapshot, checksum process, and queue time. If the performance before data transfer improves, I think that one of the problems of delay in backup time will be solved.

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  15. Migrate Servers to Another Vault In A Different Azure Tenant

    We have numerous servers being backed up to an Azure Backup vault in Tenant A. We would like to move a subset of these servers to a different vault in a separate Tenant B without having to start the migration from scratch.
    Any tools to enable us to do this would be welcomed!

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  16. Increase frequency for Azure Backup Agent.

    Given that the backup agent already supports incremental backup, it would be good to see the frequency increased to support 1hr backups.

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  17. After changing the backup schedule, the past backup data has been lost.

    In the MARS backup, if you change the daily schedule to Weekly Schedule, all previous points marked as 'Daily Points' are deleted after updating the policy.
    At this time, there is no warning screen.
    For example, schedule Daily & 365 days retention to Weekly & 53 weeks retention.

    Warnings should be displayed!!

    25 votes
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  18. Vault Credentials/key the same-Restore from other server *no prompt!

    If the MARS agent is registered on a computer with the same Vault and Key as another server, there should not be a reason to download the Vault Credential file again when using the "Restore from Other Server" option.

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  19. windows client system state backup

    Windows client OS system state backup.

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