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  1. 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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    unplanned  ·  19 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. powershell

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

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  3. Azure Backup ReFS Support

    Our Server 2012 R2 Essentials has all of our mission critical data stored on a set of HDDs formatted with ReFS, as would seem good practise for this sort of data.
    Today I started a trial of Azure Backup to see if it would work as a Cloud backup solution for our server.... to no avail as I have used ReFS on the drive I want to protect.
    Will ReFS be added in the near future? From what I have seen in forums, there has been no response to questions about Azure Backup and ReFS since 2012.
    If it is…

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  4. Add capability to backup Barracuda NG Firewall Appliances

    Backups never succeed their first backup, the agent never seems to install properly on the VM.

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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.

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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.

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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. recovery services management interface bug

    While trying to use the management interface for backups and examining a backup vault, none of the tabs along the top ("registered items", "protected items", "configure, etc") respond to click in Win8.1/IE11. The interface stays on the default "dashboard" tab.

    These same items work as expected in Chrome.

    I'm sorry I don't know what other configuration information may be useful to reproduce this problem.

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  9. 4 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Azure backup of Azure IaaS VM to a different region

    It would be ideal if we could push the Azure backup of our Azure IaaS Vms to a different region. This would give people a lot more peace of mind in the event of a datacentre failure.

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  12. Slow backup time at azure Backup on Windows Server 2012

    Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012 R2, 47 MB backup finished in about 4 minutes. But, Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012, 47 MB backup takes about 25 minutes and quit.
    Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012 slower backup time rather than Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012 R2.
    Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure Recovery Service Agent version uses 2.0.8707.0.

    Check Japan blogs below for more information (please translate to English as button to translate).

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  13. 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.

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  14. Automatically upgrade MARS via Windows Update

    We have had frequent updates of the MARS agent in the last few months. The last update is required for accurate pricing based on the April 2015 changes. But there is little to prompt admins to do this. There needs to be automatic (manually prompting adds unwanted and unnecessary work) upgrades of the agents.

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    planned  ·  5 comments  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Ability to backup Azure Automation runbooks with Azure Backup

    We would like to have the ability to backup "Azure Automation runbooks" with the Azure Backup service.

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  16. "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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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