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Azure Backup

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  1. Separate backup jobs within MARS Agent

    Separate backup jobs within MARS Agent. Currently, there is only one backup job that can be created within the MARS Agent. We should have the ability to create several different jobs with various schedules and data sets to back up. Not all data can be backed up at the same time. It would also make it a bit easier to restore as in not having to mount the VHDX file that stores all the data sets backed up.

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  2. Dedupe client side data with data already backed up

    We require client side deduplication of data on the agent side against data that has already been backed up. The applications on our server dump a local backup file nightly which needs to be backed up offsite. Without this the agent would transfer the entire large dump file as it is a new file every day but contents are almost all the same as previous days.

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  3. Critical missing Features need to be added

    Hi,

    There is few points im not sure how a big company like Microsoft missed to add it or ignoring adding them, which any basic backup software can do.

    1. Percentage of job completion should be added while backup job is running to have at least idea how long it will take or time estimation.

    2. if backup to Azure enabled, this data in Azure storage should be accessible in cloud like restoring the VM in cloud. if i m backing up 10 TB of data and i had a server crashed, its not connvinent to wait 1 year until i re…

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  4. Allow multiple retention policies for different folders

    You can only have one retention policy per server. I want to have a different backup job for a specific folder, that does not need daily backups and apply a different retention policy to it. This is not possible currently.

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  5. Allow recovery in another server without VaultCredentials

    I wanted to create an automated daily recovery (powershell) in another server, then found out that I needed VaultCredentials. Would be great if I could use somekind of VaultCredentials with longer-than 2-day expiry

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  6. Increase frequency for Azure Backup Agent.

    Given that the backup agent already supports incremental backup, it would be good to see the frequency increased to support 1hr backups.

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  7. Vault Credentials/key the same-Restore from other server *no prompt!

    If the MARS agent is registered on a computer with the same Vault and Key as another server, there should not be a reason to download the Vault Credential file again when using the "Restore from Other Server" option.

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  8. Azure Backup for x86 Windows Client

    It will be better if Azure BaaS can support x86 for all Windows OS. This will perfectly work for those who does not have SCDPM.

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  9. ASR and file an folder backups must be able to co-exist on a server

    we need to be able to perform file and folder backups and ASR on critical servers; please het this resolved ASAP

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  10. DC Bare-Metal/System Backup Directly to Azure Cloud

    We are looking for such Microsoft Solution which can help customers to take Domain Controller Bare-metal/System State backups directly to Azure Recovery Vault/Cloud without using LOCAL DISKS.

    We are aware about MABS/DPM but both these products uses Local disks before sending data to Azure Cloud. Kindly work on such solution and definitely this can help lots of customers.

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  11. backup on an on-premises server that has duplicates files and folders

    We request that MARS agent backup can be configured in each of the following 4 patterns

    • Duplicated folder using the replication tool by third-party products such as Arcserve Replication

    • Synchronized folder using robocopy

    • Folder in the duplicated volume by the storage replica

    • Volume in which DFS-R is enabled foleder exists

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  12. Add better logs to Windows Azure Backup Manager

    When a warning is raised in the Event Log, the associated Details tab contains very little information. For example, I am getting Error code 1073841907. What does it mean, where can I look it up?
    The logs (.Errlog) are even more cryptic. Add a decent log, not something that is useful only to the product team.

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  13. Remove the MARS agent dependency on PowerShell 2.0

    Please add support for Microsoft PowerShell 4.0 or 5.0 instead of 2.0 on Windows 10 operating systems.

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  14. Recovery Services vault services not sent any alert to user when MARS agent server is down or not reachable

    Customer not receiving alerts when backup is not available when Server is down or not reachable. No alerts sent to user where MARS agent registered with vault and suddenly backup stopped working since 10 days and customer come to know server is also down. We don't have information why backup is not triggered.

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  15. Fix SFC

    Please could you fix "sfc.exe" or remove the "sfc /verifyonly" from the MARS backup process? Currently on all versions of Windows tested (Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows Server 2019) this command generates 4000+ files per execution in "C:\Windows\WinSxS\Temp*" which results in continually slower backups as these files are generated and never deleted. Furthermore all of the clean up processes regarding these folders that are documented in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/clean-up-the-winsxs-folder do not work out of the box, the only processes we have found that can clean up thse files can be found at https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/cbeea1a1-77da-4e0e-a357-f36be1a60f16/when-to-the-files-in-cwindowswinsxstemppendingrenames-get-processed , which in summation is effectively install…

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  16. Support for SLES 15.3 using msawb-plugin-config-com-sap-hana

    Azure Backup pre-discovery script "msawb-plugin-config-com-sap-hana" needs to support SUSE Linux 15 SP3. I think its probably a script update and publsih back under the hyperlink:

    https://aka.ms/ScriptForPermsOnHANA?clcid=0x0409

    in the Discover DB's section of the 'Select Virtual Machines' screen.

    BR
    andrew

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  17. Can we get powershell commands to retrieve failed status of Azure file and folder backup so that we can automate it for our monthly report

    Can we get powershell commands to retrieve failed status of Azure file and folder backups on VM's so that we can automate it for our monthly audit reports similar to VM backup failure status

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  18. Allow for editing a MARS backup schedule from the Azure Portal

    At present it is not possible to edit a backup schedule of a MARS-protected server from the Azure Portal - it must be done on-premise. This is not ideal for a number of reasons, chiefly that either remote or physical access is required in order to edit something as simple as a backup schedule or which folders are protected.

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  19. Update MARS agent system state backup process

    Please update step by step process, what happens in backend when perform system state backup. Its confusing when see system state backup showing as local backup

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  20. "Agent Version" Column at "Registered items" list in Azure portal web sites.

    I want to manage Azure Backup Agent Version of All Registered items in azure portal web sites.
    If the "Registered items" list have the "Agent Version" column, I can verify all agent version of our servers, and can update older agents.

    Scenario : Azure Backup start new price from 4/1/2015.
    and, the Azure Backup Agent version for new price need "2.0.8704.0".
    I need to find older Azure Backup Agent, and update it.

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