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Azure Backup

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  1. Azure File Share backup to different storage account and retention > 120 days

    Backup of Azure Files to a different storage account than on the one it already resides and use it for Long term Retention ( > 120)

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  2. Would love to see Azure Backup support for DNS zones

    Would be great to be able to backup and restore my DNS zones. As with the file shares preview, it needs to be able to detect un-backed-up zones easily and apply backup policy across all my zones (e.g. at RG or Subscription level). Need to be able to browse individual DNS records for restore (I might just need to restore one, not the whole zone)

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  3. Restore of deleted Azure fileshare through recovery vault should be possible.

    I got this error recently: UserErrorRestoreAFSInDeleteState- Listed restore points are not available as the associated file share containing the restore point snapshots has been deleted permanently

    Reffering link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/troubleshoot-azure-files#usererrorrestoreafsindeletestate--listed-restore-points-are-not-available-as-the-associated-file-share-containing-the-restore-point-snapshots-has-been-deleted-permanently

    Support told me: Sadly, once the Azure File Share is deleted, if it's not in soft-delete so you can undelete it, you won't be able to recover the File Share.

    Which means that even if I have backed up the Azure File Share within the Recovery services Vault, It cannot be restored if it was deleted by an accident or an evil admin.

    I dont see this as a feature, but…

    18 votes
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  4. Pricing Calculator for Azure File Share doesn't look to care about the scenario with daily backup retention policy is lower than 6 days.

    It can put the conditions for backup policy that go with daily but we can't put 1 - 6 for retention policy.
    Please work for having it to go with the scenario with daily backup lower than 6 days.

    Pricing calculator
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/

    Cx Feedback,
    This discrepancy between this calculator and the actual specification, which misleads us. And it is troublesome to calculate separately since we need to calculate these for various cases when we are expanding Azure Backup in our company.

    16 votes
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  5. Support for Azure file shares in storage accounts that have Virtual Networks or Firewall enabled.

    It is (now) not possible to use Azure Backup for storage accounts that limit connections through virtual networks or ip numbers.

    12 votes
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  6. Azure Files Backup - Store Data in Recovery Services Vault

    Right now, Azure Files automates the snapshots for Azure Files within the Storage Account. But if you then delete the file share, the data is gone. It would be nice to see Azure Files snapshots get copied to the vault so you can restore your Azure Files even if your file share has been deleted.

    10 votes
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  7. Add restore point overview to file share backups in RSV

    When looking at a VM backup in a Recovery Services Vault there is an overview of the available restore points (see attached screenshot). I would like to have the same overview when looking at a file share backup in the RSV.

    9 votes
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  8. Multiple backup jobs / screenshots per day automatically - File shares

    In our business we do shifts and need at least 2 backups per day for the same file shares automatically. having the option of 2 different times for the daily backup or create more than one backup job for the same files is needed.

    7 votes
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  9. Backup policy for fileshares

    Have policy similar to VM policies with retention of weekly and monthly backups

    6 votes
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  10. file share backup monitoring

    Currently Backup for Azure File shares doesn't send log to log analytics. For monitoring purpose backup of azure file share should be send logs to LA like azure vm backup do.

    4 votes
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  11. Show expiry time of file share backups in portal and PowerShell

    When creating a file share backup in the portal (see attached screenshot) or via PowerShell (with the cmdlet Backup-AzRecoveryServicesBackupItem and the parameter -ExpiryDateTimeUTC) a retention date is set. I would like to be able to view this date in the portal and with the PowerShell cmdlet Get-AzRecoveryServicesBackupRecoveryPoint.

    4 votes
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  12. Windows Server IoT 2019 for Storage should support backup with MARS agent.

    Windows Server IoT 2019 for Storage should support backup with MARS agent.

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  13. Backup all file shares in a storage account with Recovery Services vault

    When creating Backup in Recovery Services vault, after selecting Azure FileShare(Preview) and a Storage Account I'm asked to select File Shares that I want backed up.

    There should be an option to backup all File Shares in the Storage Account, even those created after the backup was set up.

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  14. Restore to secondary region

    Currently Azure Backup supports to restoring only to same region, and if GRS vaults were to be selected, restore to the secondary region is allowed only after primary region becomes unavailable. (Please correct me if my understanding is incorrect)

    It would be good to be able to restore to the secondary region without the requirement the primary region becoming unavailable. This would save us from manually replicating some data (Azure Files especially) for DR purposes.

    3 votes
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  15. Convert NSf file to PST file

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    https://www.vartikasoftware.com/product/vs-nsf-to-pst-converter.html

    3 votes
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  16. azure file backup reports

    Azure File Sync backups don't have any reliable reporting. Nothing is getting sent to LA for reports to even exist. Everything else in Azure has reporting, except Files. This is a critically needed feature, along with file backup notifications.

    3 votes
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  17. File Share Backup GA in Azure China

    Would be nice to have File Share backup available in Azure China.

    3 votes
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  18. Microsoft365.com/setup

    Click download and install Office at Microsoft365.com/setup once you Sign In to Microsoft 365 account.Make sure you have created the account; however, you can use OneDrive, Outlook.com, Skype, or Xbox Live accounts for Sign In. If you have not purchased the Microsoft subscription yet, then don’t worry, the microsoft365.com/setup will take you to the correct webpage.
    https://z365setup.com/

    3 votes
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  19. microsoft365.cpm/setup

    microsoft to get all Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows, Mac, or even smartphones. You’ll require a unique 25-characters keycode and a Microsoft account to start Microsoft download. Purchase a brand-new copy of microsoft365.cpm/setup, or buy a product key card from a retailer and start a subscription from Office 365.
    https://microsoft365cpmsetup.com/

    3 votes
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  20. Microsoft365.cpm/setup

    Microsoft Store – you may follow another method rather than microsoft method, in case of Microsoft Store purchase . Download Microsoft Office 365 and install it after ensuring that your system meets basic Office 365 requirements.To download Microsoft 365 setup, go to microsoft365.cpm/setup and follow instructions.
    https://soft365setup.com/

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