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  1. Add central administration capabilities to Azure Backup

    Azure Backup should have capabilities to centrally manage multiple computers (backup schedules etc.) and automatic updates of the backup agent running in the VMs.

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  2. Support for Cold Storage

    Cold storage offers a very attractive price point for infrequently accessed data. This could, assuming transaction costs aren't an issue, offer even better pricing for Azure Backup.

    It would be super if we could get support for cold storage in Azure Backup.

    484 votes
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  3. Item level recovery for Exchange

    Please add capability to recover individual mail item from an exchange backup recovery point

    219 votes
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  4. Automatic Update of Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent

    I want to update the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent at all servers in automatic, like Azure Site Recovery's Provider and Agent.

    142 votes
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  5. local dedup support

    Support for locally attached volumes to dedup. I keep my hyper-V storage separate from backup storage and there is no way to implement the white paper recently release detailing using SOFS storage with dedup.

    Please enable support for locally attached hard drive volume dedup

    141 votes
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  6. Shorter interval SQL Transaction Logs in DPM,

    Shorter interval SQL Transaction Logs in DPM,
    Currently the minimum 15 min , need to be closer to 5 min
    and Remove “feature” of restoring the entire catalogue structure.
    We should only recover the DB,

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  7. DPM support for Nano Server with Hyper-V

    Nano Server should be 1st class datacenter citizen especially for workloads like hyper-v. This includes backup. Thus dpm should Support vms that are running on a nano Server hyper-v - host (based backup not guest based)

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  8. refs

    Azure Backup should be enhanced to allow the backup of ReFS file systems. I need a cost-effective platform that maximizes data availability, scales efficiently to very large data sets across diverse workloads, and guarantees data integrity by means of resiliency to corruption (regardless of software or hardware failures). ReFS is a new file system that targets these needs while providing a foundation for significant future innovations. The integrated storage stack comprising ReFS and the new Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2012 allows me to now deploy the most cost-effective platform for available and scalable data access using commodity storage.

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  9. Allow multiple vaults for single DPM instance

    It would be great if DPM could manage multiple Backup Vaults. Both for enterprises and service providers, that want to seperate department/customer backups.

    48 votes
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  10. 32bit Windows Client

    I want to backup the 32 bit Windows Clients by Azure Backup.
    32 bit Windows 7, 32 bit Windows 8.1

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  11. Backup for MAC client machines and other non-Microsoft client machines

    Customers need a unique solution for backup client machines which are non-Microsoft technology

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  12. Can we revert back and set retention policy to 1 for MARS agent?

    Security features enhanced the safety of Azure Backup, on the other hand, the retention policy specification in Azure Backup Agent had changed as follows:

    ・For daily retention, minimum seven days of retention should be done
    ・For weekly retention, minimum four weeks of retention should be done
    ・For monthly retention, minimum three months of retention should be done
    ・For yearly retention, minimum one year of retention should be done

    Like we used to, can we set the minimum value of retention policy of MARS agent to [1] (One day, one week and one month)?

    41 votes
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  13. Show Restore Completed/Remaining in %

    Common question from my Customer "when will the restore completes" or how much is Completed.....I don't know the answer. it would have been helpful if there's a % completed details somewhere. Restore is the whole reason backups exist.

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  14. make Azure backup Client (MARS) availble to backup UNIX servers

    Make is possible to use Azure backup Client (MARS) on UNIX servers. To backup UNIX to the Azure cloud.
    We have a lot of local UNIX servers and it would be great if we can use Azure backup.

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