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  1. 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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  5. Restore managed disk VMs without Storage Account for staging

    Currently, we should specify the Storage Account for staging purpose to restore the VMs with managed disk.
    But the advantage of the managed disk is that we don't have to inform and control storage account permissions for the end users. The required RBAC permission for this operation is Storage Account Contributor which means the restore operator can perform anything for the storage account.
    This prevents the customer from being free from Storage Account management.

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  6. Modify MARS agent back job properties directly from Azure portal.

    I'd be great to modify backup job details direclty from Azure Portal. Imagine having a server that is backing up D: volume. In order to change the volume from D: to C: I have to login locally to the server and do the change. Having a possibility of this change from Azure Portal would speed up the change.

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  7. 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!!

    28 votes
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  8. Please add email verification for successful backup jobs in Azure

    Add email verification for successful backup jobs in Azure.

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  9. Intelligent compression setting

    Synopsis
    At this point in time, the preview supports SQL compression by enabling it on policy level. This however simply enforces the parameter, without taking into account if it's even possible. This means a web edition installation will fail because the syntax isn't supported.

    Description
    Because of the above mentioned scenario, it's currently required to have a policy specifically for web edition instances, even if you want the exact same retention as other environments.
    This could be solved by looking at the SQL edition, and enforcing non-compression on web edition instances.

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  10. to add the option to schedule different backup jobs on the same Azure backup agent.

    Currently Azure backup can only schedule one backup job on an on-premises server. In Situation where end users need different backup schedules for different files and folders, there is no option, please look into it and add the option.

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  11. Possibility to schedule email notification

    At this moment it's only possible to notify per alert or hourly. We want to schedule the notification. For example our servicedeskteam starts on 07:00 am.

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  12. Ability to perform pre-post check in Windows Azure IaaS VM Backups

    There should be an option of performing Pre-Post jobs in Azure IaaS VM Windows Backup where one can define scripts which will perform some desired actions inside VM.

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  13. On-Premise Fileserver - Backup and restore folder shares and share permissions?

    I would like to know, how I can backup and restore shares and share permissions on a locally installed fileserver using Azure Backup Server.

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  14. Azure Backup completion ETA

    Currently Azure does not show the ETA for backup completion, it only shows time elapsed. It would be rally helpful to have it shown in the RSV

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  15. Information on how RSV backup Azure SQL database & TL in Iaas Azure VM's SQL Dbs & TLs (hourly) when VMs are actually STOP?

    RVS SQL in Azure VM:
    - To be able to find out duration of snapshot, and duration of sending to vault.
    - In Full and differential backup in last 7 days view, to be able to click on Full backup and see all the backup history.

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  16. Windows Server backup change tracking method?

    Can the documentation include information about what change tracking method is used to "Back up a Windows Server or client to Azure using the Resource Manager deployment model". For file backup does this use change block tracking or archive bit as the determination of which files/blocks have changed and need to be transferred to the Recovery Service Vault.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-configure-vault

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  17. AzureVM support auto STOP/START. Can SQL Databases hosted on Azure VM be backed up while the VM is STOP?

    can't find article how does Recovery Service Vault backup SQL databases (full backup & TL backup) when the VM is stop.

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  18. Need email notification for the error code 'UserErrorBackupOperationInProgress’

    Need email notification for the error code 'UserErrorBackupOperationInProgress’. At a premier customer where they have many VMs protected, we have this error due to a previous job that ran ~32 Hrs. As there was no email notification for this failure, customer did not notice the long running backups of ~32 hrs. Another instance had a delayed backup trigger and so the next scheduled instance failed with 'UserErrorBackupOperationInProgress’. So, customer wants to really get notifications of all failures as they are blind sided of these delayed backup triggers and long running backups

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  19. Clean up VMware snapshots when VM backup fails in DPM

    Currently when a backup of a VMware VM is interrupted due to the DPM disk filling up or the VMware server rebooting during backup causing the VMware level backup of a VM to fail - the snapshot is left on the VMware VM and requires manual consolidation. Could the DPM backup send a snapshot cleanup command even in the event the backup fails

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  20. Alerts to Webhook for Azure Backup SQL in IaaS VM

    Backup SQL in IaaS VM as an Azure native function is a great idea, we've started using it to backup our DBs, it's far more convenient than setup backup directly to azure storage.
    but still if we want to perform this broadly then we'll have to monitor backup job more closely, if the alerts can be throw to somewhere else through webhook, then we can get call or sms alerts.

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