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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.

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  • Tim Massey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a much needed function for CSPs who ware wanting to sell more Azure Backup. As an additional point, we need to receive a confirmation that a backup has been successful. Not receiving an Alert is NOT the same as the backup having run.

  • Jeremy Dillingham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update on this feature request? I get quite a lot of push back internally on increasing the footprint of our Azure backup offering to customers, when compared to other more provider-friendly solutions (i.e., Veeam). Cross-tenant support/reporting and lack of comprehensive reporting/management integration, specifically with Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS), are the biggest challenges from our perspective and make it more difficult than it should be to centrally manage these solutions in an efficient manner.

  • Jonas Vachal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is only a single touch point in the azure environment that needs to be made more feature rich for us service providers. We're committed to deploying more and more on azure but lack of native functionality like this slows our adoption.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a CSP partner, not having this is costing us. We've got a home-brew solution that I would not wish to impose on anyone else. Please get this done, Microsoft!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need this funcationality as a MSP, otherwise Azure Backup is useless for us and we need to stick with legacy RMM tools with their backupsolutions.

  • Aidan Finn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Everyone voting here is an MS partner - that's 10, 50, hundreds of potential tenants/customers per vote.

  • Jacob Benson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a CSP Partner, this is a feature that we absolutely need to have. All of our tools need to provide centralized reporting for ease of management and this one is no exception.

  • Peter McCready commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd echo Aidan's point on this. We currently have multiple managed services customers each running in their own tenant. We need the ability to be able to collate and report on information from all these customers in a single tenant / reporting instance.

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