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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.

    550 votes
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    49 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.

    314 votes
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    20 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    278 votes
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    started  ·  8 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    100 votes
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    started  ·  4 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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

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    started  ·  1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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.

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    1 comment  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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