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Azure Backup

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  1. Improve Backup for On Premise Servers and Win Clients

    It would be great to be able to 'push' any needed software from the Azure portal to the on-premise servers and clients to be backed up. Way too many steps and really poor documentation for any on-premise scenarios. I understand the strategy to push everything to the cloud, but the support for on-premise devices doesn't provide a friendly way to entice clients. Even the "Windows Essential" client backup in server 2012 R2 is superior. I'm 'on the hunt' for centralized backup of on-premise resources and this isn't impressive.

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  2. Require a Security PIN to Reduce any retention settings.

    Require a Security PIN to reduce any retention ranges. In certain cyber attack scenarios where Ransomware infects a server, a cyber attacker could penetrate the environment, and open the Azure Backup MARS software and edit the retention range down to 7 day minimum. The attacker could then encrypt portions of the network, and initiate backups to overwrite and purge good data. Over holidays such as Christmas, 7 days might not be enough time to realize a breach has occured.
    Currently AzureBackup is a fantastic protection against Ransomware, however we have seen Human hackers enter the network and seek out backup…

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  3. "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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  5. A disappointing solution

    Original French version as a result:

    I've been working with the Azure backup server solution since November 2019. Despite the fact that I opened several tickets and lost a lot of hours of work, we never had a fully successful backup schedule. It's a shame, because the solution still costs us expensive in cloud storage. But we have the impression that every time a Technician at Microsoft plugs in, he improvises and tries registry keys and other patents.

    For us, this solution is very disappointing and does not meet the quality standard that Microsoft should require of their solutions. Thank…

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  6. Allow 40+ Agents per Backup Policy

    Please allow more than the current 40 agents per backup policy, or warning on the policy/selection screen that the policy is full.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. It would be nice to have more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running.

    Having more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running would be helpful, especially when the initial backup is running and all it tells you is that the metadata is being updated. A progress window with more information in the GUI of the MARS agent when the backups are running would be nice so we admins can know that it is actually progressing and not hung up.

    Also, adding a utility to the MARS GUI to unmount the VHDs that are created during the backup would help. Sometimes Azure gets hung up and you have…

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