Azure Backup

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  1. Better error messages in recovery services

    I'm getting error messages like:

    Please retry the operation in a few minutes. If the problem persists, contact Microsoft Support.

    Trying to create a support ticket isn't possible because you need to pay for support, even for internal errors... An already paying customer shouldn't need to pay for support when Microsoft didn't implement correct and meaningful error messages, especially not when it says 'internal' error...

    Something like this shouldn't be on UserVoice it shouldn't be needed to vote on, it's standard...

    3 votes
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  2. Would like to extend the maximum number of recovery points to something greater then 64

    I would like to have more recovery points for a retention range to be greater the 64

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  3. Could you please let me know, if the vm is in affinity group can we add to recovery service and it will take a successful backup for VM

    Could you please let me know, if the vm is in affinity group can we add to recovery service and it will take a successful backup for VM ? Because this limitation is added in limitations?

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  4. Snapshot backup at VHD level

    There is an option to take snapshot backup in AWS which will take VHD level backup like wise in Azure, there is no option to take root drive backup. It would be better if we have snapshot backup at VHD level (root drive), because it is really helpful when we plan for patching activity for Windows VMs

    12 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Documents of Azure Backup Server for customers who don't know SCDPM.

    I want to share the Azure Backup Server with IT pro/customers/partners who don't know SCDPM.
    Currently the Azure Backup Server's documents need to know SCDPM.
    But the Azure Backup Server don't need to know SCDPM information.
    the Azure Backup Server is easy for more SMB market IT Pro.

    1 vote
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  7. Coordinated Multi-VM Backups

    Multi-VM systems like SharePoint really need the same effect as Consistency Groups on a SAN. VMware (sorry, I forget the specific name of the tech) has the ability to take VSS-quiesced VM snapshots on multiple VMs in conjunction with a Consistency Group (LUN) snapshot on the SAN. This is an important foundation of their SRM product, since it provides app-consistent snapshots of all servers in the consistency group at the exact same point in time. If we can get multiple VMs VSS-quiesced at the same point in time, then that would be ideal. It would provide a compelling reason to…

    7 votes
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  8. Add better logs to Windows Azure Backup Manager

    When a warning is raised in the Event Log, the associated Details tab contains very little information. For example, I am getting Error code 1073841907. What does it mean, where can I look it up?
    The logs (.Errlog) are even more cryptic. Add a decent log, not something that is useful only to the product team.

    2 votes
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  9. Comments tab on the protected Items page

    We have a situation where we are looking at backing up servers from multiple schools.

    The problem is most our schools servers are all called the same, for example "schserv01"

    When installing the backup agent and it is then registered and protected in Azure, we have multiple servers all showing up with the same name "schserv01" Now we do not know which one is for which school...

    We can't rename the server, So would it be possible to have a comments section on the protected items page within the portal, that way we could comment which each server is. Better…

    10 votes
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  10. Backup IaaS VMs and workloads in AWS to Azure backup

    Azure backup to support backing up AWS IaaS VMs and workloads to Azure Backup vault.

    2 votes
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  11. 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.

    13 votes
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  12. 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.

    4 votes
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  13. Security roles in Azure Backup

    The ability to restrict vault credentials to certain operations would be extremely useful from a security standpoint. Right now, Azure Backup can protect against accidental or non-malicious data loss, but its ability to protect against intended data destruction is limited. If the underlying server Azure Backup is running on is compromised, an attacker can simply delete all of the backups for that system. This makes Azure's utility as a replacement for traditional physical off-site backups (e.g. tape drives) much less useful.

    Being able to assign "roles" to vault credentials would be one way to solve this. For example, a role…

    9 votes
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  14. Support Volume Sizes That are higher than 1.7TB In Windows 2008 Server.

    It looks like Azure Backup does not work with Volume Sizes that are higher than 1.7TB on Windows server 2008 R2 SP1. Many companies are still using Windows server 2008 out there and they would welcome this feature. Now it's available on Server 2012. Thanks.

    13 votes
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  15. 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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  16. add metrics like capacity to back up like in Azure Storage

    when we back up servers we need to notify about exceeding capacity

    3 votes
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  17. FC

    Would like to see something similar to HP Data Protection manager were backups are able to write from HOST to Backup Solution (Tape or Disk) instead of having to be routed through the DPM Management Server. In this scenario backups could use Fiber Channel connection from Host to Backups Solution (HP StoreOnce).

    4 votes
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  18. 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.

    10 votes
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  19. Migrate data from GRS to LRS

    I have an existing vault that uses GRS storage. I want to make use of the new LRS storage available. However this LRS choice is available only to new vaults created.

    I don't want to lose the data that has already been backed up to Azure. Can I migrate my data and vault from GRS storage to LRS storage?

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  20. powershell

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

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