Azure Backup

Welcome to the Azure Backup feedback forum! This is where we would like to hear your feedback and ideas on how we can improve our product.

How can we improve Azure Backup?

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 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.

    263 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    18 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    251 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    started  ·  7 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.

    232 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    started  ·  9 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Have option to Replace Existing VM when Restoring from Azure Backup

    When restoring it would be great to be able to replace the existing VM you are restoring for. i.e keeping all the configuration, effectively just swapping the .Vhd's without the need to reconfigure Networks etc.

    59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    5 comments  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    49 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Management  ·  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
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Offline Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    23 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    started  ·  1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    21 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    started  ·  1 comment  ·  IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Azure Backup

Feedback and Knowledge Base