Azure VM Level Backup - Shut Down original VM before starting up restored VM
Azure VM Level Backups (announced March 26th, 2015) include a restore step that starts a VM with the same computer name on the network as the original VM. I recommend adding a checkbox that prompts the user whether they want the original VM shut down or turned off, as this would avoid having two computers on the network with the same computer name. Or in a batch environment, you would not want a batch to be fired off on two systems as this could contaminate data.
Andy Britton commented
This seems like a non-issue to me. If this is in a production environment and a server restore is being undertaken then the original server would surely have been either shut down or had application services disabled. A server restore (in PROD) is not going to be undertaken lightly or without planning.
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Joe Stocker commented
Or alternatively please consider including an option that overwrites the original VM as that would also eliminate having two computers on the network with the same name at the same time.