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  1. 43 votes
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  2. Enable the labelling of Azure backup/restore points

    Allow users to label their Azure backups or restore points such that users can easily identify their backups and revert to restore points when needed

    17 votes
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  3. Integrate Azure Backup with Group Policy

    We have Azure Backup (MARS) deployed to 150+ servers across the globe and we would like to see a mechanism whereby we can make a global change across all servers e.g. Group Policy.

    For example, we now need to add a file exclusion to every job on the 150+ servers and as far as I'm aware this means connecting to each server individually and making the change.

    28 votes
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  4. Setting a storage redundant type by Azure Resource Manager template

    Currently we can change storage redundant type by using Azure portal, PowerShell or Azure CLI once we create Recovery Services Vault. Some customers usually deploy resources using ARM template, so they would like to set LRS as backup configuration by template as well. It would be great if we can set storage redundant type by template as we deploy Recovery Services Vault.

    28 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make It Easier to Add Exclusions

    Suppose I was backing up drives C:, D:, E: and F: and I wanted to add exclusions for file types .flv, .mov, .mp3, .pst and .tmp. In the job configuration I have to manually add:
    C: - .flv
    C: -
    .mov
    C: - .mp3
    C: -
    .pst
    C: - .tmp
    D: -
    .flv
    D: - .mov
    D: -
    .mp3
    D: - .pst
    D: -
    .tmp
    E: - .flv
    etc. etc.
    F: -
    .tmp

    Please add the option for global excludes across all drives!

    56 votes
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  6. Enable SQL database backup in MARS

    Enable SQL database backup in MARS.

    We would like to use MARS also to backup SQL databases.
    Now we have to use DPM/MABS and that is overkill for only the backup.

    We have around 180 servers with SQL databases spread over the world. And installing DPM on all these sites is overkill.

    So we like to have the option to use MARS also for SQL database backup.

    158 votes
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  7. Add support for storage tiering in Azure backup

    Add support for some kind of storage tier in Azure Backup that moves older snapshot/backup copies from hot to cold storage.

    104 votes
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  8. Allow Pausing of Azure Backup

    Pausing a large backup, particularly the initial Online backup, would have saved me 4-5 days vs. starting from scratch. Additionally, you can't throttle bandwidth while a backup is running. Pausing would should also allow a change in throttling.

    115 votes
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  9. Status on VM Panel

    It should be great if you Provide classification on VM Panel whether VM is backed up or not so that user came to know from VM Panel whether VM is backed up or not.

    1 vote
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  10. In cases of an Ad-Hoc backup (versus a scheduled one) - I would like to type in a description of why the ad-hoc was taken

    I use Azure recovery extensively for lab testing. Having a simple label associated with ad-hoc backup would be very useful.

    5 votes
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  11. Backup as a service for Azure Stack (a.k.a Backup resource provider)

    We waited for a backup plugin for Windows Azure Pack, which never came. As a hosting service provider and a large enterprise with dfferent departments to cater, being able to provide backup as a service is key. Please bring this resource provider with GA of Azure stack please!

    198 votes
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  12. Segregation of Duties / Restrict ability to DELETE Backup Vault

    In our main Azure instance we are backing up our on Prem VMs and our Cloud VMs. The concern is the Domain Admins have the ability to delete ALL our VMs both on Prem and in the Cloud and then proceed to delete the Azure Vault. We would like the ability to granularly control permission so that a user does not have the capability to Delete a Backup Vault. This doesn't appear to be a level control we can find within Azure without moving to a new Azure instance which adds other complications

    13 votes
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  13. Detailed usage report showned in both OMS and Azure Backup

    I would like to see a drill down usage report and diagram for Azure Backup. I would also be nice to see the level of compression (DeDupe) that is done within the cloud on the backup storage.

    This will provide better insight into customers usage at a detailed level for each virtual machine or disk level

    4 votes
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  14. 92 votes
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  15. workstation backup : ability to have no planned backup, but can use "save now" option when I want

    Hi,
    In the current version of the workstation agent, we must have a minimum of one policy, and here I mean with a specific time to be executed. I noticed that if my machine is down (let's say supposed to backup at noon), and if I turn it on 2 hours later backup will start while I am working
    that would be fantastic to have a policy, but not force any specific time to be executed. Then, when I want, just need to click the "save now" button, with no impact on my work and if home no impact on…

    1 vote
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  16. Support restoring while retaining original VHD filenames

    Azure VM level backups rename the source vhd into a random filename. When we restore VM from backup, the new VM doesn't retain the original names. We have a use case where we would like to use RM templates to deploy replica dev/test environments from Prod backups. Currently that is not possible without a lot of coding to parse the backup xml file to identify which vhds are assigned to which LUNs. Is there a better way to implement this use case or is there a feature in planning to allow us to retain original filenames?

    9 votes
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  17. Add option to monitor who has restored something

    It would be nice if one could Monitor which user account was used for restoring something

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  18. on-demand backup to keep a seperate copy, along with shceduled VM backup retention

    there should be an option to do on-demand backup as well, even though there is a scheduled backup of VM there. this would be helpful to recover the VM to desired state , even though corresponding scheduled VM backup is lost after retention period.

    12 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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

    6 votes
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