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  1. Intelligent compression setting

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    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.

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    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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  2. 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.

    7 votes
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    4 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

    4 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. file share backup monitoring

    Currently Backup for Azure File shares doesn't send log to log analytics. For monitoring purpose backup of azure file share should be send logs to LA like azure vm backup do.

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  14. I suggest to have AZURE RECOVERY SERVICES be able to fully backup a WINDOWS 10 Workstation.

    I suggest to have AZURE RECOVERY SERVICES be able to fully backup a WINDOWS 10 Workstation. Not simply backup files, but the whole system so in case of a disaster, we can easely recover it from AZURE as VM.

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  15. multiple backups per VM per day

    You have GOT to be kidding me, you can ONLY backup an Azure VM ONCE a day?! What the heck Microsoft?! We MUST have the option to backup a VM as MANY TIMES A DAY as we choose. We are paying for the backup, the storage, and the VM so why do you guys prevent this? I feel like I am dealing with a new company in the 90's but no, its Microsoft the biggest bunch of backwards thinking company there is. This is why I go open source, only MS for clients. Because of this backwards design, my client…

    31 votes
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  16. Allow the SQL in IaaS VM Agent to be used across multiple vaults

    I would like to be able to select a VM have the agent installed and then use the same agent across multiple vaults in the same subscription. This would be used for when a Vault is for a specific business unit and charged back and only has 1 database on a Shared Database platform

    6 votes
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  17. Network Throughput

    We usually have our network throughput included in our backup/restore reports. Since Azure backup services has the ability to backup our On-premise server, is it possible to get the Network Throughput as well so we can benchmark our backup or restore operation?

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  18. Backup report for SQL in Azure VM

    Currently reporting in power BI is not supported for SQL in Azure VM. Please add the feature in order to view the report detailed the schedule backup jobs, storage, the backup status (succeeded, failed) in power BI.

    12 votes
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  19. Azure Backup Fails with Storage Replica Enabled

    Currently, our Azure backup fails with Storage Replica enabled. How can we exclude the SR log volume from being backed up?

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  20. Offline Seeding using Azure Data Box

    Right now the offline seeding to Azure supports the Import-Export service, but no option to support the new Azure Databox or Datadisk are given.

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