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  1. Backup Azure PaaS resources

    Backup any Azure PaaS resource using Azure Backup. Please comment with resources you are looking backup support for.

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    42 comments  ·  PaaS Backup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Exclude Disks from VM Backup

    Currently it's not possible to exclude Disks from a Hyper-V VM backup. (except using the Exclude Pagefile Disk workaround) to exclude single disks from the backup.

    The possibility to exclude disks from a hyper-v vm backup would be a great improvement in case you've really large fileservers or other workloads where another backup mechanism is in place or you simply dont want a backup because of temp data etc.

    284 votes
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    20 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Cross Tenant Support For Azure Backup Reporting

    The preview for Azure Backup Reporting only supports exporting data to a storage account in the same tenant. This means that MS partners cannot use the solution - in most cases each managed customer has their own tenant.

    The alternative approach, creating multiple instances in Power BI and pinning duplicate reports to a single dashboard will not work.

    Please make it possible to export RSV data to a storage account in another tenant, e.g. storage account name + access key.

    269 votes
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    started  ·  11 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    264 votes
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    started  ·  7 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Enable Read-Access GRS Storage for Backup/Recovery Services Vaults.

    Many use cases for DR-BCP involve recovery testing on quarterly or biannual basis. Having access to a RA-GRS recovery vault in paired region would enable these BCP best practices for recovery from backups as a DR strategy.

    95 votes
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    started  ·  2 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Display bar on progress

    It should be great if you show progress in Bar format too. So, that user can know how much backup is completed.

    52 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Azure Backup + on prem Network Security Group (NSG)

    One issue I ran into when trying to setup our backups using Recover Services Vault was connection back to the service. If we have outbound security rules for our Network Security Group, we would have to white list all of the Azure IP addresses. This was a crazy long list that we would then have to maintain. The second option was to setup a proxy, which would cost money because that would be a second machine that would have to be running. I thought it might be nice if Azure created a tag for Azure services like the ones for…

    27 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Security and Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow VM Extension to talk directly to vault without internet access

    Many customers do not want to grant their IaaS VMs direct access to the internet. Forced tunneling prevents the Azure Backup Service from protecting Azure IaaS VMs. If the Azure Backup VM Extension was allowed to talk directly the Recovery Service Vault through internal traffic in the datacenter, VMs would not need Internet access for backups to complete successfully.

    24 votes
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    started  ·  1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Make Offline Seed Backup A One Step Process - Why Stage It First?

    When you want to seed your initial backup using the Azure Import Service you have to do a backup to a disk first (obviously). However, this is a 2 step process:

    1 - The backup is done to a Staging area
    2 - The backup is then copied to the disk you want to ship to Microsoft

    Why do we have to stage the backup first? Why can't the backup be done straight to the disk you want to send to Microsoft?

    When you are working with terabytes of data this is very time consuming.

    23 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Offline Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Increase the limit of data disk number supported by azure backup

    Azure backup supports up to 16 data disks attached to an Azure virtual machine for backup. Please remove the restriction or match the max data disks for G series

    22 votes
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    started  ·  1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Cannot select storage account which is secured with Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks when we restore managed disk VM.

    Now we can use storage accounts secured with Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks for unmanaged disk VM. However it seems that we cannot use this service for managed disk.
    To keep the storage account and data secure, we wish to support managed disk VM too.

    10 votes
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    started  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Support for Azure file shares in storage accounts that have Virtual Networks or Firewall enabled.

    It is (now) not possible to use Azure Backup for storage accounts that limit connections through virtual networks or ip numbers.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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