Better restore options
The "Instant File Recovery from Cloud using Azure Backup" which is in the preview is a horrible way to restore files. Since Azure Backup retains the files and folder permissions it is not possible to restore files and folders that have been restricted unless you know to the precise path of the file. Most users do not know this path due to mapped drives and/or shares that do not reflect the true path on the files server.
Since the mounted VHD files from Azure Backup is not a writable media it is not possible to reset the permissions, thus you are forced to copy the entire backup to a spare drive.
Azure Backup needs the ability to search for files that we want to restore so that we are not hunting around mounting and umount numerous times to find the correct files. Ideally the ability to do this in the cloud in the event that we do not have resources to restore on-prem.
I have spent the past week and half mounting and unmount from various dates and servers just to try and finda hand full of files.