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  1. Email Notification & Alerts for Azure Backup

    Azure backup needs to have active notifications & alerts (via email) on success/failure. It's important that administrators know their backup is running or failing.

    1,701 votes
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  2. Azure Backup to support IaaS VM v2

    ATM, IaaS v2 VMs is not supported by Azure backups - but, IMHO, this is needed

    1,041 votes
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  3. Azure Backup to support VMs with Premium Storage disks

    Enable support to backup VMs created on Premium Storage disks or with Premium Storage disks attached.

    1,032 votes
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    completed  ·  39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. exchange 2016

    Support for Exchange 2016 in SCDPM 2012 R2.

    630 votes
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  5. Azure Backup to support Linux workloads

    Currently Azure Backup supports Windows Server backups only. Azure Backup to Support Linux workloads as well.

    608 votes
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  6. Add individual file/folder restore options

    When backing up Virtual Machines it would be nice to be able to restore individual files and folders instead of the whole VM.

    477 votes
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  7. Azure Backup to support IAAS VM Backups

    Azure Backup supports On-premises Windows Servers Backup to Azure. Azure Backup should support IAAS VM Backups as well.

    444 votes
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  8. Support for ARM Backup and Site Recovery vaults

    Support for ARM Backup and Site Recovery vaults, as well as multiple vaults per workspace.
    OMS only supports Classic (ASM) vaults, and it also supports only 1 Backup vault per OMS workspace, this sounds like a big limitation.

    415 votes
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  9. Support Windows Server 2016 for the Azure Backup Server software

    Ridiculous that we can't install Azure Backup Server software on our new server!

    246 votes
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  10. Able to backup Systemstate via Azure backup Agent (Without DPM)

    I have seen similar idea's but I think the idea is not understand correctly.

    We have a large environment with 200+ local sites all over the world with only 1 server per site. Most cases these are fileservers. with the backup agent it is possible to have a file backup but no system state backup. This means the server can't be fully restored in case of an disaster.
    using DPM or Backup server will result in an extra server and kills the business case to use Azure backup completely.

    So please is it possible to include DR, BMR (system state)…

    241 votes
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  11. Azure Files Backup maximum retention increase

    Currently Backup for Azure File shares only offers the ability to retain your daily backups up to 120 days. For compliance and continuity reasons the maximum retention range for Azure File Backup should be increased to mirror the retention range for Virtual Machines. Specifically: 9999 Daily, 9999 Weekly, 9999 Monthly, and 9999 Yearly.

    240 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Improve performance for backing up volumes with large number of files

    "Estimating size of back items" can take several hours to complete. I have over 1 million files and It has been 6 hours now (backing up from an Azure VM to Azure Backup) and checking Resource Monitor I can see that it is only about halfway through reading the list of files to be backed up. Meanwhile CPU, Disk, and Network utilization (no throttle set) are all far below max utilization.

    I can only hope this is at least just a one-time process...? But still it is way to slow.

    197 votes
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  13. Increase beyond the 1.65 TB backup limit per volume

    We'd like to be able to backup much more than the currently possible 1.65 TB limit per volume. It is a pretty obvious request but let's gather some votes and see how big the need is.

    190 votes
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  14. Script to migrate volumes of modern backup storage

    In DPM 2012 it was as script "MigrateDatasourceDataFromDPM.ps1". Very useful to move data between disks. (I use many virtual disk as DPM storage)
    There is nothing like this in DPM 2016 ! And I really need it, since we will migrate our physical infrastructure from VMWare to Hyper-V.

    151 votes
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  15. Allow installation of Microsoft Azure Backup Server on Windows Server 2016

    Currently you’re not able to use Windows Server 2016 as OS to deploy your Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) on. For the moment the only supported servers OSs are Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 (R2) or Windows Server 2008 R2. It's not possible to install it on Windows Server 2016 because during the installation you get stopped by a missing component, namely the Single Instance Store (SIS) component.

    134 votes
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  16. Ability to move Recovery Service Vault to different resource group

    At the moment you can not move a Recovery Services Vault from one resource group to another.

    I would like to see this feature added.

    129 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Azure Backup to Support Long Term Retention

    Azure Backup currently supports 30 days of retention, it should support retention range of 10 years for the compliance and business reasons

    116 votes
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  18. SharePoint 2016 support using DPM

    We need to backup new version of SharePoint 2016 using DPM.

    105 votes
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  19. Azure backup support for larger disks

    Disk size for virtual machines was increased to allow 2TB and 4TB, however Azure backups does not allow this disks to be backed up and there is no option to exclude them from backups

    94 votes
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  20. System State (AD) backup by DPM as Azure virtual machine

    Currently DPM as Azure virtual machine support:
    Protect and recover: DPM as Azure virtual machine—Volume, share, folder, file.
    But not system state, and therefore no AD backup

    89 votes
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