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  1. Migrate data from GRS to LRS

    I have an existing vault that uses GRS storage. I want to make use of the new LRS storage available. However this LRS choice is available only to new vaults created.

    I don't want to lose the data that has already been backed up to Azure. Can I migrate my data and vault from GRS storage to LRS storage?

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      unplanned  ·  10 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Read-Access GRS Storage for Backup/Recovery Services Vaults.

        Many use cases for DR-BCP involve recovery testing on quarterly or biannual basis. Having access to a RA-GRS recovery vault in paired region would enable these BCP best practices for recovery from backups as a DR strategy.

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          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for storage tiering in Azure backup

          Add support for some kind of storage tier in Azure Backup that moves older snapshot/backup copies from hot to cold storage.

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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Backup space used in Azure Backup Vault.

            I wish to know what has used the space in: "Total Storage Consumed In Azure"

            I have no real idea what has used all the space in my vault.

            Thxs Chris

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              0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Setting a storage redundant type by Azure Resource Manager template

              Currently we can change storage redundant type by using Azure portal, PowerShell or Azure CLI once we create Recovery Services Vault. Some customers usually deploy resources using ARM template, so they would like to set LRS as backup configuration by template as well. It would be great if we can set storage redundant type by template as we deploy Recovery Services Vault.

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                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Want to know what is the retention period of the backup data if we choose 'backup now' without setting any policy

                The above mentioned question is based on the case that I came across where my schedule backup failed on Saturday and I wanted to take backup immediately but the next backup was due the next week. Therefore I wanted to know what would be the retention if I choose 'Backup Now' option.

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                  0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for WORM (Write Once Read Many) storage backup

                  WORM backup is usually required for meeting compliance.

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                    0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Backup the Azure Virtual Machine to different region's Vault

                    I want to save the cost of backup, and want to save from the disaster.

                    I want to backup my Azure Virtual Machines on West Japan region
                    to Azure Backup Vault on East Japan region.
                    and set the Azure Backup Vault's configure replication to LRS.

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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Update Azure Backup Recovery Vault Create wizard to include type of replication (LRS/GRS)

                      Update Azure Backup Recover Vault Create wizard to include type of replication instead of default to GRS without any warning to user that Recovery Vault will use expensive option for replication. Either allow global setting of default to LRS or GRS for Recovery Vault or include in initial creation questions which to use

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                        0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Azure Backup Retention Policy - to retain X backup copies

                        Instead of specifying Retention Policy in terms of time periods (retain for X days/weeks/months/years), it is also useful to keep backup in terms of numbers of copies (retain X copies).

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                          0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Would like to extend the maximum number of recovery points to something greater then 64

                          I would like to have more recovery points for a retention range to be greater the 64

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                            under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow changing the storage type without re-registering the agent

                            Allow changing the storage type LRS / GRS without re-registering the agent.
                            Today it's not possible to do in without moving the agent to a new vault.
                            If the storage is LRS it's not possible to change to GRS from the web interface and vice versa

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for multipolicy/mutilple vaults.

                              It would be great if a V2 VM could be backed up to more than one vault. That way we can have a backup of a VM sitting in an LRS SA and another in a GRS SA vs just being able to choose one.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Multiple Accounts in Backup Solution

                                Cross-filling per comment from the following submission: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-log-analytics/suggestions/9337566-allow-multiple-accounts-in-backup-solution

                                For the Backup solution, need to be able to add more than one vault account.

                                Right now the Site Recovery Solution will only allow you to display 1 Recovery Vault. What if you have multiple Recovery Vaults? You can't add additional Solutions in order to list them all.

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The ability to change the retention for existing existing backup / recovery point

                                  Please can you provide the ability to change the retention for existing existing backup / recovery point

                                  If a restore request comes in, and the recovery point is due to expire shortly the data may be lost.

                                  also, a customer may ask for specific data to be retained longer.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Backup of large volumes 500TB into Azure cool/cold/archive storage from Hadoop&ADLS

                                    Backup of large volumes 500TB into Azure cool/cold/archive storage.
                                    Customer who have implemented Hadoop (Cloudera) and ADLS in the large scale need backup solution similar to tape on premise. It could be COLD solution i.e .cheep storage by expensive to retrieve data.

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